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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Some songs I dug this decade...

Oh, poor neglected blog. I was going to do a 90s countdown, and I will, but it seemed more appropriate to make another aughts list before the decade ended. So I present to you 64 songs I dug this decade. Why 64? Oh, who knows. The list is in alphabetical order by song, and I tried to limit it to one song per artist, with some leeway for different projects. Enjoy.

1. “All of Your Might” – Jay Farrar

2. “Banquet” – Bloc Party

3. “Be Here Now” – Mason Jennings

4. “Being Alive” – Raul Esparza (Yes, this choice is a bit of a cheat.)

5. “Black Postcards” – Luna

6. “Breathe” – Anna Nalick

7. “Carol Brown” / “Fashion is Danger” – Flight of the Conchords (Yep, cheating again. J)

8. “Chicago” – Sufjan Stevens

9. “Children of December” – The Slip

10. “Dick in a Box” – Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake

11. “Don’t Ask Why” – Ron Sexsmith

12. “Evil” – Interpol

13. “Fake” – The Frames (Glen Hansard, pre-Oscar)

14. “Feeling A Moment” – Feeder

15. “Feeling of Gaze” – The Twilight Singers

16. “Friends of Mine” – Hugh Dillon

17. “Funny Little Frog” – Belle and Sebastian

18. “Gideon” – My Morning Jacket

19. “Going Missing” – Maximo Park (too lazy to type the silly umlaut)

20. “Heavy Metal Drummer” – Wilco

21. “I Don’t Feel Like Dancing” – Scissor Sisters

22. “I Should Get Up” – Teddy Thompson

23. “If Looks Could Kill” – Camera Obscura

24. “Keys” – from Passing Strange

25. “Landed” – Ben Folds

26. “Last Parade” – Matthew Good

27. “Let It Blow” – Richard Thompson

28. “Luckiest Man Alive” – Finn Brothers

29. “Man on the Verge” – Lloyd Cole and the Negatives

30. “Murder Me Rachael” – The National

31. “Must Be The Moon” – !!!

32. “Nights Are Cold” – Richard Hawley

33. “Officer” – Kate Earl

34. “Old Enough to Know Better” – Lloyd Cole

35. “One by One” – Billy Bragg/Wilco

36. “One X One” – Paul Weller

37. “Please Stand Up” – British Sea Power

38. “Putting Down” – The Hip

39. “Rest of the Day Off” – Neil Finn

40. “Riverside” – Steve Wynn

41. “Sadness Soot” – Grant Lee Phillips

42. “Sixteen Military Wives” – The Decemberists

43. “So Come Back, I Am Waiting” – Okkervil River

44. “Sovay” – Andrew Bird

45. “Sparrows Over Birmingham” – Josh Rouse

46. “Splitting Up” – Edwyn Collins

47. “Summer Turns to Fall” – Mark Gardener with Goldrush

48. “Sun Was High (So Was I)” – Best Coast

49. “Surfing Magazines” – The Go-Betweens

50. “The Bleeding Heart Show” – The New Pornographers

51. “The Dark of the Matinee” – Franz Ferdinand

52. “The Death of Girl Number Two” – Say Hi to Your Mom

53. “The Lovers Are Losing” – Keane

54. “The Rescue Blues” – Ryan Adams

55. “The Resolution” – Jack’s Mannequin

56. “The Same Deep Water As Me” – I Am Kloot

57. “There She Goes, My Beautiful World” – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

58. “Twee” – Tullycraft

59. “When Your Mind’s Made Up” – Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova

60. “Wolf Like Me” – TV on the Radio

61. “Wolves” – Josh Ritter

62. “Wonderful World” – James Morrison

63. “You Cheated Me” – Martha Wainwright

64. “You Let Me Down” – Joel Plaskett


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list! Especially Glen Hansard!

1:49 PM  
Blogger Yum-Yum said...

Holy crap! An update. ;)

Where's "Toxic" by Britney Spears? ;)

I'm down with "Banquet."

"Fashion is Danger" rules.


The annoyed look Kristen Wigg sports when one of the dick-wielders tries to shove a rose in her face makes me giggle.

Luna, Belle and Sebastian... I had no idea these groups were still making high quality music. (Slightly out of touch.)

I have "The Coast is Always Changing" by Maximo Park in one of YouTube play lists. (I love umlauts, but only if their usage is grammatically applicable.

The Scissor Sisters are kinda gay. ;)

You introduced me to !!! :)

Woo-hoo! Canadian content: The New Pornographers, Ron Sexsmith, Hugh Dillon.

British Sea Power sounds like a Test Dept. side project.

The singer for TV on the Radio is in this obscure little gem called Jump Tomorrow; you should check it out. ;)

11:10 PM  
Blogger Karim Amir said...

Thanks, Christiejolu.

Yes, Yums, an update! Imagine that! :)

Luna broke up mid-decade. B&S are still churning out music.

Posing a threat. :D

A list of mine without CanCon? That would be crazy talk. Joel Plaskett is Canadian, too.

LOL at your Jump Tomorrow comment.

Speaking of CanCon, my other half bought seasons 2-4 of The Kids in the Hall. I hope HBO or some cool channel will pick up that new miniseries of theirs.

No Britney, no Lady Gaga...

12:58 PM  

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