Friday, October 30, 2009

The 100 best songs of the first decade of the 2000s (70-61)

(Click here for the whole list.)

70. Goldfrapp - Happiness

69. The Darkness - I Believe in a Thing Called Love

68. Iron & Wine - On Your Wings

67. Death Cab for Cutie - The New Year

66. Locksley - Don't Make Me Wait

(Full disclosure: I know them from high school.)

65. Okkervil River - Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe

64. Rilo Kiley - I Never

63. Radiohead - Nude

62. Alicia Keys - You Don't Know My Name

The "Just My Imagination" of the '00s.

61. MGMT - The Youth


beckett said...

Re: Death Cab. I just. can't. get. into. them. The music is awesome. But the lyrics drive me out of my skull. Every single line is so self-consciously clever that it distracts me from the music.

John Althouse Cohen said...

I'm not a big lyrics person. I mostly pay attention to the music and just want the lyrics to not be too distracting or embarrassing. But I actually love Ben Gibbard's lyrics -- for Death Cab and also The Postal Service.