Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Top 100 Tracks of the Decade (#100-#76)

This is a list that could have easily gone on and on and on. To help curb this problem, I set one pretty big rule. No band could appear in my Top 100 more than once. That kept bands like Phoenix the New Pornographers from occupying about ten songs each, and it also made things a lot more interesting to assemble. That would also be a bore. I not only had to pare down bands, but then I had to trim songs within the band. And don't expect them all to be singles either. That would also be a bore. Two more notes: I don't have endless storage space for mp3s. I think I can get away with providing somewhere around 40 songs from this list. Until I get to the Top 15 or so, I'll be selecting songs for downloads I think are a little more obscure since many of you will already have the others. Finally, I only chose a few songs from 2009 for the same reason I selected so few new LPs for my best albums of the decade list. They need a little more time to season. I listen to lots of new music, and it would be easy to fall into the trap of selecting too many 2009 songs since they are so much in my consciousness. Now, on with the countdown. Feel free to send rants and raves.

100. Kaiser Chiefs - Everyday I Love You Less and Less
99. Sean Lennon - Parachute
98. Boy Least Likely To - Be Gentle With Me (mp3)
97. The Hives - Hate to Say I Told You So
96. Nick Lowe - She's Got Soul
95. The Crayon Fields - Living So Well (mp3)
94. Elvis Costello - When I Was Cruel No. 2
93. The Finn Brothers - Won't Give In (mp3)
92. The Broken West - So It Goes
91. Silversun Pickups - Lazy Eye
90. Mark Olson & Gary Louris - Bicycle (mp3)
89. The High Llamas - Get Into the Galley Shop
88. Liam Finn - Second Chance
87. Wondermints - Another Way
86. The Breeders - Huffer (mp3)
85. The Jayhawks - One Man's Problem
84. The Lodger - Kicking Sand (mp3)
83. Brian Wilson - Midnight's Another Day
82. Neil Finn - Human Kindness
81. Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
80. The Redwalls - Thank You (mp3)
79. The Cribs - You Were Always The One
78. The Bicycles - Oh No, It's Love (mp3)
77. Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
76. Jay Bennett & Edward Burch - Puzzle Heart (mp3)

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