Sunday, December 13, 2009

Top 100 Tracks of the Decade (#50-#26)

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.

Top Tracks of the Decade (#100-#76)
Top Tracks of the Decade (#75-#51)

50. Reigning Sound - Stormy Weather
49. Duran Duran - (Reach Up For The) Sunrise
48. Islands - Rough Gem (mp3)
47. The New Pornographers - Letter From An Occupant
46. Beulah - Popular Mechanics For Lovers
45. Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - When Your Mind's Made Up
44. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Turn Into (mp3)
43. Arctic Monkeys - A Certain Romance
42. The Delgados - The Light Before We Land (mp3)
41. The Polyphonic Spree - Night and Day
40. Julie Ocean - Bright Idea (mp3)
39. 1990s - See You At The Lights (mp3)
38. Paul McCartney - Fine Line
37. Stephen Malkmus - Jo Jo's Jacket
36. Interpol - Untitled
35. Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor
34. Sugarplastic - The Runaround (mp3)
33. Gorillaz- 19-2000
32. Camera Obscura - Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken
31. Joe Strummer - Coma Girl
30. Jim Noir - Turbulent Weather (mp3)
29. Go-Betweens - Here Comes A City (mp3)
28. The Futureheads - Decent Days and Nights (mp3)
27. Brendan Benson - Tiny Spark (mp3)
26. Of Montreal - Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse

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