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The best 10 songs of the 00's


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Initial post: Dec 26, 2009 3:06:05 PM PST
here's my first list:
1.- Doves - There Goes the fear
2.- Interpol - Take you on a cruise
3.- The Go-Betweens - Finding you
4.- Leaves - I go down
5.- The Veils - The Letter
6.- The Cribs - Cheat on me
7.- Babyshambles - F* forever
8.- Budapest - Say something wonderful
9.- I am Kloot - Proof
10.- Elbow - Mirroball

Posted on Dec 26, 2009 9:31:54 PM PST
hard to narrow it down, but he's ten that i really like!

1. Arctic Monkeys - Crying Lightning
2. Interpol - NYC
3. Bright Eyes - Nothing Gets Crossed Out
4. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
5. Depeche Mode - Suffer Well
6. The Strokes - I Can't Win
7. The Vines - 1969
8. Silverchair - The Greatest View
9. The Stills - Destroyer
10. Vampire Weekend - Campus

Posted on Jan 12, 2010 2:46:13 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 12, 2010 2:46:53 AM PST
J. Jimenez says:
best alt. rock-ish songs:
1) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
2) Muse - Time Is Running Out
3) Kings of Leon - King of the Rodeo
4) Interpol - C'mere
5) Sleater-Kinney - Far Away
6) Radiohead - There, There
7) the Cribs - We Share the Same Skies
8) the Strokes - Hard to Explain
9) the White Stripes - Black Math
10) Arctic Monkeys - 505

best less-alt. rock-ish songs:
1) Arcade Fire - Cold Wind
2) Bright Eyes - Old Soul Song
3) Jenny Lewis - Born Secular
4) Sufjan Stevens - Casimir Pulaski Day
5) Morrissey - Come Back to Camden
6) Beach House - Gila
7) the Decemberists - Yankee Bayonet
8) Beirut - Postcards from Italy
9) Wilco - Jesus, Etc.
10) El Perro Del Mar - Change of Heart

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 8:44:07 PM PST
Doesn't it suck having such mediocre taste guys?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 20, 2010 4:00:10 PM PST
and your choices would be? care to comment or would you rather just go around ripping on others' tastes all day?

Posted on Jan 26, 2010 8:44:25 PM PST
FatHouse, please, enlight us with your fab taste!!!

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 2:15:42 PM PST
Audioslave - Out of Exile
Green Day - Jesus of Suburbia
White Stripes - Seven Nation Army
Ludo - Love me Dead
Cage the Elephant - Ain't No Rest for the Wicked
Wolfmother - Joker & the Thief
Linkin Park - Numb
System of a Down - Lonely Day
Muse - Knights of Cydonia
Foo Fighters - The Pretender

Damn! That was tough...I could probably find alternates to all of these with more time.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 7:27:39 AM PST
I would add That Time on the Ledge by Mew. In my opinion it could take out any of those on any of those other lists. It's just so breathtakingly beautiful.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 7:41:23 AM PST
...crickets...

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 9:10:56 AM PST
Changing the following:
10.- Elbow - Mirroball for 10 - Arcade Fire - Black Wave/Bad Vibrations

Posted on Jan 29, 2010 7:23:47 PM PST
Judd Collins says:
In no particular order, & not necessarily by new artists, obviously...
Beautiful Day-U2
Fantastic Place-Marillion
After Everything-The Church
Day 5-The Church
No Cars Go-Arcade Fire
Egoist Hedonist-Riverside
Arriving Somewhere (But Not Here)-Porcupine Tree
Time Flies-Porcupine Tree
Don't Stop Now-Crowded House
All the Dark Horses-Trashcan Sinatras

Posted on Aug 26, 2010 4:29:49 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 1, 2010 5:05:04 PM PDT
velcrogrin says:
In honor of Spinal Tap, mine goes to 11!

Jigsaw Falling into Place - Radiohead
Precious - Depeche Mode
Hell Yes - Beck
Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
Beat City - Raveonettes
Red Eyes & Tears - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Only - Nine Inch Nails
PDA - Interpol
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - Arcade Fire
You Know You're Right - Nirvana
Black Math - White Stripes

I wanted to put Special K by Placebo and New Slang by The Shins too. You'd think I was a depressed emo kid with some of those selections. I'm not depressed, emo or a kid.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 14, 2010 5:31:00 AM PDT
TM77 says:
Bill Nelson - Pink Buddha Blues
Bill Nelson - The Light Is Kinder In This Corner Of Corona
John Foxx & Louis Gordon - The Falling Room
John Foxx & Louis Gordon - Cities Of Light
Broadcast - Black Cat
The Raveonettes - Love In A Trash Can
Interpol - PDA
The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
Living Colour - Flying
Beck - Girl
The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So

Posted on Sep 17, 2010 8:28:09 AM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
Some of my personal favorites from the last decade:

Hard To Explain - The Strokes
New York, New York - Ryan Adams
Coma Girl - Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros *
Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes
All These Things That I've Done - The Killers
LDN - Lily Allen
Us - Regina Spektor
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House - LCD Soundsystem
Requiem For A Dying Song - Flogging Molly

* I'd also like to give special shout-outs to the JS tributes "Joe Strummer" by Cowboy Mouth and "I'da Called You Woody, Joe" by the Gaslight Anthem. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 18, 2010 8:14:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 18, 2010 8:14:43 PM PDT
fishbone says:
My top ten most played songs from iTunes:

Ahead of the Curve - Monsters of Folk
Revenge - Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse
Unknown Brother - The Black Keys
Shadow People - Dr. Dog
Good Time of the Year - Big Light
Shake Ya - Hacienda
Long Way From Georgia - Ryan Bingham
While You Wait for the Others - Grizzly Bear
Anchorage - Surfer Blood
Blue Beard - Band of Horses

Posted on Sep 29, 2010 2:33:16 PM PDT
My Top Ten are all Sigur Ros...
NjoSnaveLin
Saeglopur
Milano
Hoppipolla
Glosoli
Vaka
Samskeyti
Godan Daginn
Fljotavik
Festival
...etc...
and then starting around #20 I would list some other artists, e.g. Sufjan Stevens, Peter Gabriel, M83, Rachel's, Mum.

Posted on Oct 1, 2010 4:33:16 PM PDT
Chianna says:
How about everything on A Perfect Circle's Mer de Norms albulm. Love that entire albulm! White stripes' Iky Thump is another good one. Is it possible to listen to any of their stuff and not wanna tap you foot along to the beat or just start dancing in the middle of the street? I have yet to figure out a way to listen to them in public and not get strange look from old folks, or whistles from perverted guys.

Was Soundgarden's Superunknown from the twothousandsies? I can't remeber. If it was that should definatley be on the list!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2010 9:05:26 AM PDT
Gena Chereck says:
"White stripes' Iky Thump is another good one."

I think that whole album was really fun -- "Rag and Bone" is probably my favorite track. :D

"Was Soundgarden's Superunknown from the twothousandsies?"

Nope, I'm pretty sure it was from 1994. (I remember because I was just starting high school when my older sister got it -- she used to play the heck out of "Spoonman"!)

Posted on Oct 2, 2010 9:45:41 AM PDT
R. Uddenberg says:
1. Re:Stacks - Bon Iver
2. Banshee Beat - Animal Collective
3. The District sleeps tonight - Postal Service
4. New Health Rock - Tv on the radio
5. Stuck between stations - The Hold Steady
6. Do you realize? - The Flamin Lips
7. Body Talk pt II - Wheat
8. All my friends - LCD Sound system
9. The Rat - Walkmen
10. I can see the future - Iran

Posted on Oct 5, 2010 7:05:44 AM PDT
Coogs says:
Interesting that FatHouseFly would make fun of everybody's tastes, then disappear without sharing his. Well, I think you guys have great taste. Mine are all over the map, so I'll follow Blair Googer's idea of listing my 10 most-played in iTunes. (However, once a band pops up, they're out of the list after that...just to show a better range instead of having 6 songs by the same band in my top 10.)

Muse - "Knights of Cydonia"
Bloc Party - "Song for Clay"
Porcupine Tree ".3"
Moth - "Helpless"
Music for Animals - "Nervous in New York"
Arctic Monkeys - "When the Sun Goes Down"
Soular - "Over You"
Dredg - "Ode to the Sun"
Elizabeth - "Dance Into the Heart of Your Enemies"
The Lord Henry - "Oh Margot"

Posted on Oct 5, 2010 2:23:41 PM PDT
Hard to say here...lots of good ones. I'll try, though:

Mew - "156"
Dredg - "Same Ol' Road"
Anberlin - "(fin)"
Porcupine Tree - "Blackest Eyes"
Mae - "Someone Else's Arms"
He Is Legend - "China White"
Blindside - "Roads"
Coldplay - "Yes" or "Violet Hill"
Mute Math - "Control"
Jimmy Eat World - "Sweetness"

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
Alkaline Trio - "Radio"
At The Drive-In - "One-Armed Scissor"
Brand New - "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades"
Fair to Midland - "April Fools and Eggmen"
Guster - "Amsterdam"
The Mars Volta - "Cygnus...Vismund Cygnus"
Muse - "Stockholm Syndrome" or "Map of the Problematique"
Thrice - "The Earth Will Shake"

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2010 12:22:38 PM PDT
I tried to find something of mine which could fit a bit under this category. Anyways here is my list of ten songs I really love from the 00's:

Evangelista I: Carla Bozulich

The blue room: Evangelista

Flower: Larsen

Prepare For The End: David Thomas & Two Pale Boys

Angels: Thalia Zedek

Enter The Light Out: Nat Baldwin

Back On Dry Land: The Book of Knots

Pearls: Lisa Germano

Two Women: The Angels Of Light

FC: The Freedom Club: Sleepytime Gorilla Museum

Posted on Nov 22, 2010 10:49:36 AM PST
(In no order)

The Strokes - Hard To Explain
Interpol - Stella Was A Diver And She Is Always Down
Oasis - I'm Outta Time
The Vines - Homesick
MGMT - Time To Pretend
Coldplay - Talk
Paul McCartney - From A Lover To A Friend
The Sounds - Ego
The White Stripes - Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
Mew - The Zookeeper's Boy

Posted on Nov 24, 2010 6:04:57 AM PST
Grunge Dude says:
This is Nukeateen the song is awesome, best song of the 00s:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFg0nEs7220

Posted on Dec 4, 2010 8:04:44 PM PST
Rod Hansen says:
1. Smoke It - Dandy Warhols
2. Coin Operated Boy - Dresden Dolls
3. Fight Test - Flaming Lips
4. Float On - Modest Mouse
5. First of the Gang to Die - Morrissey
6. Last Night - The Strokes
7. Shut Up and Let me Go - Ting Tings
8. True Blue - Bright Eyes
9. Finding Out True Love is Blind - Louis XIV
10. Wasted - Paranoid Social Club
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