Friday, October 16, 2009

The 100 best songs of the first decade of the 2000s (90-81)

(Click here for the whole list.)

90. Grizzly BearTwo Weeks

89. Yeasayer2080

88. Hanne HukkelbergA Cheater's Armory

87. The NotwistPilot

86. Norah JonesDon't Know Why

85. StyrofoamCouches in Alleys

Ben Gibbard (of the Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie) does guest vocals for this one-melody masterpiece. It's initially disconcerting to hear Auto-Tune applied to the vocals of an indie rock star, but it's ultimately more effective than the average dance club track. The insistent syncopation of the drum-machine beat is oddly affecting.

84. Thom Yorke - The Clock

83. Ted Leo and the PharmacistsCounting Down the Hours

82. The Flaming Lips / Kylie MinogueCan't Get You out of My Head 

The Flaming Lips' cover is pretty much the antithesis of Kylie Minogue's original. The latter reached #1 in the charts in 40 countries.

81. Dirty ProjectorsStillness Is the Move