Let's party like it's 2009! Doesn't quite have the same ring to it as that there Prince hit, does it? Nor does P2K but it hasn't stopped the indie-rock behemoth Pitchfork counting down their mere 500 songs of the Noughties. Speaking of which, if you want to hear them all DiS user Yesiamduck has turned all 500 songs into a Spotify playlist.
DiS is still mulling over the decade that was and pondering who the most important acts were, what the best gig was and which labels/events/films/books/websites/moments really truly mattered. To soundtrack my thought process, I've compiled this playlist of my favourite songs of the decade and thought I'd join the opensource revolution and share this playlist with you all.
- This playlist is not in any order other than musical flow, with similar tracks clustered together to hopefully make it more listenable.
- I tried to limit it to one track per act.
- I also tried not to fill it up with loads of stuff that I've released on DiS Records.
- THIS IS A PERSONAL LIST OF FAVOURITES AND IS NOT THE DEFINITIVE OPINION OF EVERYONE WHO HAS WRITTEN FOR/CONTRIBUTED TO/EDITED/USED/WORKED AT DROWNED IN SOUND OVER THE PAST 9 YEARS.
- DiS' end of the decade coverage is forthcoming
Sean in 00s
Electrelane 'Film Music'
Arctic Monkeys '505'
Six by Seven 'I.O.U. Love'
The Postal Service 'We Will Become Silhouettes'
The Radio Dept. '1995'
The Stills 'Still in Love Song'
The Shins 'Sleeping Lessons'
Friendly Fires 'Paris'
Blonde Redhead 'The Dress'
PJ Harvey 'A Place Called Home'
M83 'Don't Save Us From the Flames'
TV on the Radio 'Staring At The Sun'
The Cooper Temple Clause 'Let's Kill Music'
LCD Soundsystem 'Losing My Edge'
Peaches 'Fuck The Pain Away'
The Kills 'No Wow'
Crystal Castles 'Vanished'
The Knife 'Heartbeats'
Phoenix 'Too Young'
Cut Copy 'Out There on the Ice'
The Rapture 'House of Jealous Lovers'
Hot Hot Heat 'Talk to Me, Dance With Me'
Les Savy Fav 'The Sweat Descends'
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Y Control'
Liars 'Mr Your On Fire Mr'
Death From Above 1979 'Romantic Rights'
These New Puritans 'Swords of Truth'
No Age 'Everybody's Down'
Idlewild 'Listen to What You've Got'
The Walkmen 'The Rat'
At the Drive-In 'One Armed Scissor'
Gwen Stefani 'What You Waiting For?'
OutKast 'Hey Ya! - Radio Mix/Club Mix'
The Streets 'Let's Push Thing's Forward'
Justin Timberlake 'Cry Me a River'
The Faint 'Paranoiattack'
Panic! At the Disco 'I Write Sins Not Tragedies'
Destiny's Child 'Independent Women, Part 1'
Gnarls Barkley 'Crazy'
Feist 'I Feel It All'
Girls Aloud 'Je Ne Parle Pas Francais'
Youthmovies 'The Naughtiest Girl Is a Monitor'
Regina Spektor 'Us'
Kate Nash 'Nicest Thing'
The Cribs 'Be Safe'
Bloc Party 'The Pioneers'
Pretty Girls Make Graves 'This Is Our Emergency'
Sonic Youth 'Incinerate'
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 'We Call Upon the Author'
Manic Street Preachers 'Jackie Collins Existential Question Time'
Muse 'Supermassive Black Hole'
Deftones 'Digital Bath'
Biffy Clyro '57'
Rival Schools 'Used for Glue'
Queens Of The Stone Age 'Lightning Song'
Death Cab for Cutie 'I Will Possess Your Heart'
The Maccabees 'No Kind Words - Single Version'
Sufjan Stevens 'Come On Feel The Illinoise!'
Björk 'It's Not Up to You'
The National 'Squalor Victoria'
Beirut 'Postcards From Italy'
Andrew Bird 'Plasticities'
Jeniferever 'From Across the Sea'
Explosions In The Sky 'Magic Hours'
Sigur Rós 'Starálfur'
Four Tet 'She Moves She'
Panda Bear 'Bro's'
Bright Eyes 'Poison Oak'
Broken Social Scene 'Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl'
Elbow 'Grace Under Pressure'
The Veils 'The Tide That Left And Never Came Back'
Frightened Rabbit 'I Feel Better'
Modest Mouse 'Float On'
The Dandy Warhols 'Get Off'
Franz Ferdinand 'Darts of Pleasure'
Metric 'Monster Hospital'
Nine Inch Nails 'The Hand That Feeds (DFA mix)'
Beck 'Lost Cause'
Grizzly Bear 'On a Neck, On a Spit'
Jamie T 'If You Got the Money'
Cat Power 'Free'
Les Incompétents 'Escapades'
Listen: Sean in 00s on Spotify
Oh and if you want to hear my songs of the 90s, I made a Spotify playlist of that too.