Friday, September 25, 2009

Runners-up for the best songs of the first decade of the 2000s (200-151)

As promised, I'm going to list the 100 greatest songs of the 2000s. (Click here for the whole list.) But first, the runners-up.

The top 100 will be more carefully selected; these runners-up are more arbitrarily thrown-together. I've also divided them into two unnumbered groups of 50 (unlike the top 100, which will be individually ranked).

I've randomly embedded video for a dozen of the songs. The rest of them have external links to video or audio (whatever happened to be available).

So without further ado, here are songs "200 to 151":

The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed

Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill

St. Vincent - Actor out of Work

Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow

Imogen Heap - Just for Now

Rufus Wainwright - Oh What a World

Goldfrapp - Caravan Girl

Animal Collective - Peacebone

Radiohead - 2 + 2 = 5 (The Lukewarm.)

Lali Puna - Micronomic

Death Cab for Cutie - Tiny Vessels

Nightmares on Wax - Damn

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero

Of Montreal - Climb the Ladder (Play track 11 at the link.)

The Thrills - One-Horse Town

Alicia Keys - Karma

The Postal Service - Such Great Heights

The Weepies - Nobody Knows Me at All

Figurine - IMpossible

Modest Mouse - Float On

The Notwist - One with the Freaks

Destiny's Child - Say My Name

CocoRosie - By Your Side

Bjork - Cocoon (Warning: video contains nudity.)

Regina Spektor - Field Below

Shout Out Louds - Impossible

Sonic Youth - Incinerate

Dirty Projectors - Cannibal Resource

Ms. John Soda - Solid Ground

Apples in Stereo - Energy

The Strokes - Someday

The Bird and the Bee - Love Letter from Japan

St. Vincent - Your Lips are Red

Iron & Wine - Boy with the Coin

Chromatics - In the City

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - 100 Days, 100 Nights

Caribou - Melody Day

Goldfrapp - Monster Love

Monsters are Waiting - Crazy Love (Play track 1.)

Hot Hot Heat - Talk to Me, Dance with Me

Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles

Wilco - I'm the Man Who Loves You

Regina Spektor - The Ghost of Corporate Future

The Sea and Cake - Left Side Clouded

Jenny Lewis - You Are What You Love

Ambulance LTD - Anecdote

The Arcade Fire - My Body Is a Cage

Beck - Lonesome Tears

1990s - See You at the Lights

Norah Jones - Sinkin’ Soon

I'll post the next 50 runners-up next Friday. A week after that, I'll start the top 100 list. Stay tuned!


Ann Althouse said...

Thanks for collecting all this stuff. I like presenting the also-rans first like this.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Many fine songs here. Thanks for my latest update in contemporary music!