Here are the best songs of the year. Tomorrow and Thursday, look for the top 20 albums. Also, DeVille's got plenty of music stuff on his blog.

10. R. Kelly "Hair Braider" Hair Braider single Listen Kelly seduces the woman who braids his hair, then sings about it. His genius lies in an ability to create hit singles with a smooth beat, that unmistakable saccharine voice and the minutia of his very bizarre life.

9. Brightblack Morning Light "Hologram Buffalo" Motion to Rejoin Listen This hippie duo changed little from their 2006 debut, and that's fine by me. Literally billowing from your speakers, this freak-folk chorus of guitars, organs, drums and chants is as calm as a swinging hammock, as intoxicating as a pre-surgery morphine haze.

8. Dizzee Rascal "Dance wiv Me" Dance wiv Me single Listen Rascal's at his most groundbreaking when his vocals and back-alley beats are nearly indecipherable, but this foray into electronic dance hits with disco-centric Calvin Harris will thrill clubs on both sides of the pond.

7. Lil Wayne "I'm Me" The Leak EP Listen Most oscillate about the overall strength of Wheezy F. Baby's full-length Tha Carter III, but there's no questioning this EP. "I'm Me" has everything memorable about the Cash Money star: epic synthesized beats; gravel-throated boasts; and a dark, creeping sense of dread.

6. Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal" Fleet Foxes Listen Very much a hymn, it's lush in all the right ways, beautiful where it needs to be and perfectly played throughout. The band's debut is required for anyone fond of folk, rock and the delightful things in between.

Here are the best songs of the year. Tomorrow and Thursday, look for the top 20 albums. Also, DeVille's got plenty of music stuff on his blog.

10. R. Kelly “Hair Braider” Hair Braider single Listen Kelly seduces the woman who braids his hair, then sings about it. His genius lies in an ability to create hit singles with a smooth beat, that unmistakable saccharine voice and the minutia of his very bizarre life.

9. Brightblack Morning Light “Hologram Buffalo” Motion to Rejoin Listen This hippie duo changed little from their 2006 debut, and that’s fine by me. Literally billowing from your speakers, this freak-folk chorus of guitars, organs, drums and chants is as calm as a swinging hammock, as intoxicating as a pre-surgery morphine haze.

8. Dizzee Rascal “Dance wiv Me” Dance wiv Me single Listen Rascal’s at his most groundbreaking when his vocals and back-alley beats are nearly indecipherable, but this foray into electronic dance hits with disco-centric Calvin Harris will thrill clubs on both sides of the pond.

7. Lil Wayne “I’m Me” The Leak EP Listen Most oscillate about the overall strength of Wheezy F. Baby’s full-length Tha Carter III, but there’s no questioning this EP. “I’m Me” has everything memorable about the Cash Money star: epic synthesized beats; gravel-throated boasts; and a dark, creeping sense of dread.

6. Fleet Foxes “White Winter Hymnal” Fleet Foxes Listen Very much a hymn, it’s lush in all the right ways, beautiful where it needs to be and perfectly played throughout. The band’s debut is required for anyone fond of folk, rock and the delightful things in between.

5. MGMT “Weekend Wars” Oracular Spectacular Listen As lyrically dense as Allen Ginsberg’s Howl, this song is also about feelings more than words: desire, anger, disillusionment and the need for escape. Coupled with a soaring mix of psychedelic and acoustic sounds, it’s one of the strangest of the year.

4. TV on the Radio “Family Tree” Dear Science Listen Nearly every song from this 2008 release could make year-end lists, but “Family Tree” illustrates the two reasons for TV’s critical acclaim: a mind-blowing mix of sounds and an unflinching critique of America’s socio-political climate.

3. F---ed Up “Son the Father” The Chemistry of Common Life Listen A must-have for every adolescent hardcore fan who grew up and wished the genre did the same. These Canadians don’t forget the intensity that powers punk -- only integrate sounds and smarts too long eschewed by acts aping the good old days.

2. The Teenagers “Homecoming” Reality Check Listen On the surface, this straight-forward pop-punk song’s about some blank-faced Brit having sex with his step-cousin. On a deeper level, it explores issues of lust, morality, perception and consumer culture in a catchy, radio-ready format.

1. Rihanna “Disturbia” Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded Listen The year’s hottest female R&B singer could’ve churned out mindless chart hits. Instead, her latest change of tart is a catchy club song as gripping as the omniscient, formless unease it describes. It’s the anthem for a nation in peril but unwilling to admit it.