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[list] Best Songs of the Decade (#31-100)

12/05/2009

This is the first part my list for the best songs released between January 1st, 2000 and December 5th, 2009.

I tried to avoid listing more than one song by a single artist but in some cases it couldn’t be helped.

31. The Constantines – “Love In Fear” from Tournament of Hearts

32. The Thermals – “Test Pattern” from The Body The Blood The Machine

33. Death Cab for Cutie – “Death of an Interior Decorator” from Transatlanticism

34. The Decemberists – “California One Youth and Beauty Brigade” from Castaways and Cutouts

35. Black Mountain – “Wucan” from In The Future

36. Minus the Bear – “When We Escape” from Planet of Ice

37. Do Make Say Think – “A Tender History In Rust” from You, You’re a History In Rust

38. Frightened Rabbit – “Head Rolls Off” from The Midnight Organ Fight

39. The Black Keys – “Same Old Thing” from Attack & Release

40. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “How Near How Far” from Source Tags and Codes

41. The Hold Steady – “Multitude of Casualties from Separation Sunday

42. Jose Gonzales – “Crosses” from Veneer

43. Sleepless Nights – “Breath Deep Tornado” from Turn Into Vapor

44. Iron & Wine – “Fever Dream” from Our Endless Numbered Days

45. Kings of Leon – “Ragoo” from Because of the Times

46. Sylvie – “What You Find You Leave With” from An Electric Trace

47. Okkervil River – “Black” from Black Sheep Boy

48. Broken Social Scene – “Stars and Sons” from You Forgot It In People

49. Earth – “Omens and Portents I: The Driver” from The Bee Made Honey In The Lion’s Skull

50. The Flaming Lips – “Fight Test” from Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

51. Modest Mouse – “Gravity Rides Everything” from The Moon & Antarctica

52. Explosions in the Sky – “Memorial” from The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place

53. Low – “Canada” from Trust

54. Maserati – “No More Sages” from Passages

55. Hot Hot Heat – “Aveda” from Make Up The Breakdown

56. The Twilight Sad – “I Became A Prostitute” from Forget the Night Ahead

57. Ghostface Killah – “One” from Supreme Clientele

58. Ghosts and Vodka – “It’s All About Right Then” from Precious Blood

59. Ladyhawk – “S.T.H.D.” from Shots

60. Minus the Bear – “We Are Not A Football Team” from Acoustics

61. The National – “Start A War” from Boxer

62. Les Savy Fav – “Pots and Pans” from Let’s Stay Friends

63. Year of the Rabbit – “Lie Down” from Year of the Rabbit

64. Los Campesinos! – “Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1” from We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed

65. Raekwon – Catalina ft. Lyfe Jennings from Only Built for Cuban Lynx Pt II

66. Blonde Redhead – “Dr Strangeluv” from 23

67. Owen – “The Ghost of What Should’ve Been” from No Good For No One Now

68. Mastodon – “I Am Ahab” from Leviathan

69. Brian Borcherdt – “Co.” from The Remains of Brian Borcherdt

70. Godspeed You! Black Emperor – “Storm” from Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

71. Speech Debelle – “Spinnin’” from Speech Therapy

72. The Mercury Program – “Slightly Drifting” from A Data Learn the Language

73. Midlake – “Roscoe” from The Trials of Van Occupanther

74. The Mountain Goats – “Hast Thou Considered The Tetrapod” from The Sunset Tree

75. Pelican – “Ephemeral” from What We All Come To Need

76. The National – “All The Wine” from Alligator

77. Blakroc – “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)” from Blakroc

78. John Frusciante – “Carvel” from Shadows Collide With People

79. Okkervil River “Singer Songwriter” from The Stand-Ins

80. Baroness – “The Sweetest Curse” from Blue Record

81. Queens of the Stone Age – “Go With The Flow” from Songs for the Deaf

82. Ring, Cicada – “I Can Hear You Breathin’” from Good Morning Mr. Good

83. Mono – “The Battle to Heaven” from Hymn to the Immortal Wind

84. Q and Not U – “Nine Things Everyone Knows” from No Kill No Beep Beep

85. Russian Circles – “Harper Lewis” from Station

86. St. Vincent – “Paris Is Burning” from Marry Me

87. Red Fang – “Prehistoric Dog” from Tour EP

88. Traindodge – “Watermark” from The Truth

89. The Sword – “Lament for the Aurochs” from Age of Winters

90. Owen – One Of These Days” from At Home With Owen

91. The Shins – “New Slang” from Oh, Inverted World

92. These Arms are Snakes – “Wooden Heirs” from Tail Swallower and Dove

93. Bruce Springsteen – “You’ll Be Comin’ Down” from Magic

94. The Cure – “Bloodflowers” from Bloodflowers

95. The Sea and Cake – “Aerial” from Car Alarm

96. The Weakerthans – “My Favourite Chords” from Left & Leaving

97. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – “Modern Mystery” from Pershing

98. Wintersleep – “Home” from Wintersleep

99. Animal Collective – “What Would I Want?” Sky from Fall Be Kind EP

100. Talib Kweli – “Drugs, Basketball & Rap” from Right About Now

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