I have spent a large part of the 2000s listening to the songs from 90s and 70s (ok 80s and 60s too), but I have caught up with time from time to time. And whatever I may normally proclaim, there has been plenty of awesome music this decade too. The title maybe a bit misleading(but only just) because I have taken only 1 song per band. Anyway here are the songs which you must listen to NOW( I can't stress enough how brilliant they are):
(again, in no paricular order)
1) Parting of the Sensory - Modest Mouse ( We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank)
Stairway to Heaven of the modern era.
2) How to Disappear Completely - Radiohead ( Kid A)
Oh, this was tough. Radiohead has released 4 albums in this decade. Yes, 4. But Kid A is special.
3) Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers( By the Way)
Cool lyrics,cool bass, cool intro, coolest video. A very very cool song.
4) Rebellion(Lies) - Arcade Fire( Funeral)
Who knew Canada could produce such musicians! This song is so beautiful that it's scary.
5) Fans - Kings of Leon( Because of the Times)
KOL can go on to become Led Zeppelin of this generation - they are so consistently brilliant, they have style and they rock. "Fans" - the song that got me hopelessly hooked to them.
6) I Never Came - Queens of the Stone Age( Lullabies to Paralyze)
Forget the music, forget the lyrics, just follow the voice. Well, a lesser known song from QOTSA, but this song just never leaves me.
7) Man of the Hour - Pearl Jam(Live at Benaroya Hall / Big Fish OST)
Pearl Jam has been rather disappoiniting in 2000s( considering how fucking awesome they were in 90s) but then, only they can produce such gems out of nowhere.
8) Lateralus - Tool(Lateralus)
You can either spend hours discussing spiritual and evolutionary connotations of this(or any other Tool song) like all those crazy Tool fans , or you can just rock out to this masterful song.
9) The Union Forever - The White Stripes( White Blood Cells)
Something about this song, probably the raw quality of it makes it irresistible.
10) The Way We Get By - Spoon( Kill the Moonlight)
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