Greetings, troops.  This briefing will consist of a tight-beam encryption packet from field agent Atomique. In it, she details her top ten for the 2009 Hottest 100.

Of interest is the significant correlation between her choices and mine. Without conferring ahead of time, we’ve ended up with half of our choices matching. Upon seeing this, I did comment to her how pleased I was that she never plays Whitney Houston in our orbital habitat. “In fact,” I said, quite matter-of-factly, “I can’t imagine how anyone manages to live with someone who plays Whitney Houston.”

Without any further ado, Atomique selects:

Art vs Science – Parlex-Vous Francais?

Datarock – Give it Up

The Eels – Fresh Blood

Deep Sea Arcade – Don’t Be Sorry

Tame Impala – Remember Me

Future Of The Left – Arming Eritrea

Infusion – 2 Player Game

Tiga – Beep Beep Beep

Kasabian – Fire

Peter, Bjorn and John – It Don’t Move Me