Friday, July 24, 2009

What are the best songs of the 2000s?

I asked that to AskMetafilter, and here's what they said. What do you think?

UPDATE: Here's my list!

(Photo of St. Vincent by "sushiesque.")


Jason (the commenter) said...

My first thought was "Super Theory of Super Everything" by Gogol Bordello and my second was "Queens Will Play" by Black Mountain. Neither was on the list, so even with 100 responses, there's still room for plenty more.

The number of great songs is bound to be much larger than the number of great albums.

LemmusLemmus said...

Leaving out the bands you mentioned, I think the following should be considered:

Suicide Underground - Air (not an instrumental, not sung, not hip hop - does that qualify?)

Hate to Say I Told You So - The Hives

60 Miles an Hour (a.k.a. 60 mph) - New roder

Shining Light - Ash

In My Place - Coldplay

Hurt - Johnny Cash

Quelqu'un m'a dit - Carla Bruni

Schatten werfen keine Schatten - Tocotronic

Schreit den Namen meiner Mutter - Tomte

Out of Time - Blur

Vanishing Act - Lou Reed

This Is Such a Pity - Weezer

Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt - We Are Scientists

Don't Save Us from the Flames - M83

She - Sugarplum Fairy

Warwick Avenue - Duffy

Machine Gun - Portishead

Pretty middle of the road, I know, but there you go.

Also, The Factual Opinion has an early-starting "best songs 2000-2009" countdown.

LemmusLemmus said...


Peach, Plum, Pear - Joanna Newsom

rumetzen said...

Hurt - Johnny Cash is a cover of the nine inch nails song that came out in 1994

Tool- parabola and schism
NIN- capital G
Radiohead- nude

LemmusLemmus said...

Darn, you caught me there, rumetzen. On the plus side, however, the M83 song could be a good substitute for something from The Soft Bulletin, which John regretted not being able to include.

LemmusLemmus said...

And another one:

Sixty Stories: First Bell