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MY 50 ESSENTIAL SONGS OF THE 2000s

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Cease to Begin - Band of Horses
"NO ONE'S GONNA LOVE YOU"
TRACK NUMBER 3. RELEASED IN 2007

Great love songs are divided in two: Band of Horses' "No One's Gonna Love You" and the rest. No other love song has this kind of raw, honest, emotional grip.

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"A CERTAIN ROMANCE"
TRACK NUMBER 13. RELEASED IN 2006

Some songs just leave you thinking you've heard something very special. "A Certain Romance" starts with a rumble, chills down for awhile then ram you down with a powerful climax.

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You Forgot It In People - Broken Social Scene
"LOVER'S SPIT"
TRACK NUMBER 11. RELEASED IN 2002

The default finale song of its side of the indie generation. A grandoise, overwhelming song about sex and a deeper meaning to relationships.

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"FLOAT ON"
TRACK NUMBER 3. RELEASED IN 2004

Just how much energy one expels when listening to Modest Mouse's "Float On"? A masterpiece happy tune.

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Elephunk [Explicit Lyrics] - The Black Eyed Peas
"WHERE IS THE LOVE?"
TRACK NUMBER 13. RELEASED IN 2003

Like the band, its a song that transcends age, race and gender towards a path of equality. The message strongly delivered with conviction.

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Parachutes - Coldplay
"YELLOW"
TRACK NUMBER 5. RELEASED IN 2000

Many a love song are about professing love with quiet intimacy and carefully chosen words. "Yellow" is shouting it with power to the world like a holy testament.

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In Case We Die - Architecture in Helsinki
"WISHBONE"
TRACK NUMBER 4. RELEASED IN 2005

How could a song this short seem to have a cauldron full of tricks? A piano opening followed by guitars. A string section and other percussion instruments come to a bogus ending. "Wishbone" is one of the happiest songs in the world with overwhelming crescendo of melodic bliss. Oh, and the lyrics? Poetry.

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Light - Matisyahu
"ONE DAY"
TRACK NUMBER 3. RELEASED IN 2009

You come up with a song like "One Day" and you'd die a happy man.

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"HURT"
TRACK NUMBER 2, RELEASED IN 2002

It's a legend making peace with life and death. And everything else in between.

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As I Am - Alicia Keys
"NO ONE"
TRACK NUMBER 4. RELEASED IN 2007

We all know she's better than all those other divas combined.

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Robbers & Cowards - Cold War Kids
"HANG ME UP TO DRY"
TRACK NUMBER 2. RELEASED IN 2006

"Hang Me Up to Dry" is so infectious you'd think you'd been bitten by a bug and don't know whether to roll over on the floor or oscillate wildy. Maybe both.

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Elephant - The White Stripes
"SEVEN NATION ARMY"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2003

How such a simply constructed song be so damn addicting.

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Warning - Green Day
"MACY'S DAY PARADE"
TRACK NUMBER 12. RELEASED IN 2000

Its an ending song to the bitter story of your life and you feel somewhere between who gives a fuck and life's a bitch.

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Let Go - Avril Lavigne
"COMPLICATED"
TRACK NUMBER 2. RELEASED IN 2002

Was she the real thing? No matter what, Avril was the second coming rebel daughter with a hit song everybody really loved.

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"THE SCIENTIST"
TRACK NUMBER 4, RELEASED IN 2002

"Nobody said it was easy..." resonates in everyone. Sad, inspiring, shivering.

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Give Up - The Postal Service
"SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS"
TRACK NUMBER 7. RELEASED IN 2003

Its like the world is spinning but you're well anchored in your special private room. And you're in such a good mood.

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Such Great Heights - The Postal Service
"WE WILL BECOME SILHOUETTES" - THE SHINS
TRACK NUMBER 3. RELEASED IN 2003

The Shins energetic, upbeat remake is as fun as a morning ride to nowhere.

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Dark Was the Night - Various Artists,Antony,Arcade Fire,Beirut,Andrew Bird_III,Blonde Redhead,Bon Iver,The Books,David By
"LUA" - CONOR OBERST AND GILLIAN WELCH
DISC 2, TRACK NUMBER 14. RELEASED IN 2009

Bright Eyes' song about love, drugs and addiction is the counterpart of a really, really good indie movie.

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Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
"IN THE END"
TRACK NUMBER 8. RELEASED IN 2000

The rock rap hybrid defined.



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8 Mile: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture... - Eminem, Various Artists, Obie Trice, 50 Cent,

"LOSE YOURSELF"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2002

What always gets me is the build-up, the fuckin momentum, homie.

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"A NERVOUS TIC MOTION OF THE HEAD TO THE LEFT"
TRACK NUMBER 3. RELEASED IN 2005

Where and how in the world could someone come up with such a song? To mesh together whistling, strummed chords, loops and violin? And a voice immaculate? This Andrew Bird is not human.

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The Reason - Hoobastank
"THE REASON"
TRACK NUMBER 8. RELEASED IN 2003

An emo heavy garage band love song so irresistible not to sing.

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People who added this item 334 Average listal rating (203 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 0
"NYC"
TRACK NUMBER 3, RELEASED IN 2002

Oh so brooding droning melancholic trapped in music purgatory.

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Audioslave - Audioslave
"LIKE A STONE"
TRACK NUMBER 5, RELEASED IN 2002

"Like a Stone" is the collaboration of two genuises: the deeply poetic ambiguity of Cornell and the experimental engineered sound of Morello and crew.

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Everything All the Time - Band of Horses
"THE FUNERAL"
TRACK NUMBER 4, RELEASED IN 2006

You comprehend its meaning. You are transfixed with the way it is delivered. It echoes and penetrates. "The Funeral" leaves a lasting impression.

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Ancient Melodies of the Future - Built To Spill 2001
"THE WEATHER"
TRACK NUMBER 10. RELEASED IN 2001

"The Weather" is your ugly/beautiful love song. There's nothing sweet or melting with the melody but the words are so honest and pure, you're left with such comfort.

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Good Girl Gone Bad - Rihanna
"UMBRELLA"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2007

Oh such a likable song. It sticks in your head and stays there.

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"THE PRETENDER"
TRACK NUMBER 1, RELEASED IN 2007

Look at those angry mobs. Grohl is the angel of anger in heavy heaven.

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Weathered - Creed
"ONE LAST BREATH"
TRACK NUMBER 5. RELEASED IN 2001

What makes the song better than other of the band's songs, and maybe many others of the heavy distortion post-grunge era, is that you can actually hear the lyrics (and notes), there's the calm before the storm feel. A song that's a song and not just noise.

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Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
"DANI CALIFORNIA"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2006

When they're not being the funky gods they are, the Chili Peppers can make really great pop songs...while still being crazy cool, of course.

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The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
"EMPIRE STATE OF MIND"
TRACK NUMBER 5. RELEASED IN 2009

A great chorus can make a great rap song, especially if its about New York.

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Challengers - New Pornographers
"MYRIAD HARBOUR"
TRACK NUMBER 4. RELEASED IN 2007

The greatest storytelling song no one knew.

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"21 GUNS"
TRACK NUMBER 16. RELEASED IN 2009

Simple is always powerful, "21 Guns" is a sing aloud war song.

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The Greatest - Cat Power
"THE GREATEST"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2006

Words of a poet. Voice of a heavenly muse.

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O - Tilly and the Wall
"TALL TALL GRASS"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2008

You feel sorrow and happiness at the same time. And with the same gravity. Something really rare in music.

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Aurora Borealis - Cloud Cult
"BREAKFAST WITH MY SHADOW"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2004

The shtick of it is they play the song live featuring two unknown people painting on a large canvas on the sides. Cloud Cult's music is undefinable artform.

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Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
"OXFORD COMMA"
TRACK NUMBER 2. RELEASED IN 2008

Pop culture time machine.

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America Town - Five for Fighting
"SUPERMAN (ITS NOT EASY)"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2001

The man of steel ballad: elegaic in all its seriousness. And yes, include those visions of clouds.

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"HEY, SOUL SISTER"
TRACK NUMBER 2. RELEASED IN 2009

Its that song that chills any hot day. A song that puts you way above the clouds, singing about a soulmate that might just come.

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Magic Potion - The Black Keys
"YOUR TOUCH"
TRACK NUMBER 2. RELEASED IN 2006

No rock n roll song has that naked rawness and power to be released commercially.

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American Idiot - Green Day
"BOULEVARD OF BROKEN DREAMS"
TRACK NUMBER 4. RELEASED IN 2004

Bill joe's personal ode to himself is textbook hard rock.

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Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand_II
"TAKE ME OUT"
TRACK NUMBER 3. RELEASED IN 2004

With its searing beat-happy strummed chords, "Take Me Out" is one party animal song.

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Konvicted - Akon
"DON'T MATTER"
TRACK NUMBER 12. RELEASED IN 2006

Akon + Marley + Reggaemania.

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Elephunk - The Black Eyed Peas
"LETS GET RETARDED"
TRACK NUMBER 3. RELEASED IN 2003

I've never seen a song pump up a crowd like this. And the four of them do it like a well-oiled machine of phunk.

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Carnavas - Silversun Pickups
"LAZY EYE"
TRACK NUMBER 7. RELEASED IN 2006

"Lazy Eye" is like a dagger to the senses with one of the angriest chorus.

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Spirit - Leona Lewis
"BLEEDING LOVE"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2007

An underrated diva song with as much soul as anything all the other divas have recorded.

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Parachutes - Coldplay 2000
"TROUBLE"
TRACK NUMBER 6. RELEASED IN 2000

Calling it the most melancholic song ever is just the start.

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"STRANGE"
TRACK NUMBER 1. RELEASED IN 2001

The chord progression is simple, the lyrics repeats and yet the song is strangely addicting.

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Not Animal - Margot & Nuclear So & So's
"BROADRIPPLE IS BURNING"
TRACK NUMBER 3. RELEASED IN 2008

Like a passage in the lyrics, "Broadripple is Burning" is ghostly haunting.

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You Forgot It in People - Broken Social Scene
"PACIFIC THEME"
TRACK NUMBER 2. RELEASED IN 2002

An instrumental orgy of sounds. Who even does instrumentals these days?

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Its the era of the indies. My greatest songs from 2000-2009.

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