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  1. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    17 Nov '08 01:39 / 3 edits
    Surely someday, someone is going to release an album of the best songs from the 00's. Songs that supposedly capture the mood of the decade. This compilation, as most are, will probably be terrible, with just a few decent tracks.

    If you could make your own "Best of the 00's" compilation, what songs might be on it?
  2. Standard member GalaxyShield
    Mr. Shield
    17 Nov '08 02:27
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Surely someday, someone is going to release an album of the best songs from the 00's. Songs that supposedly capture the mood of the decade. This compilation, as most are, will probably be terrible, with just a few decent tracks.

    If you could make your own "Best of the 00's" compilation, what songs might be on it?
    Wrapped Up In Books - Belle & Sebastian
    You Don't Send Me - Belle & Sebastian

    First song on Bright Eyes' 'I'm Wide Awake. It's Morning.'

    Bright Eyes - Four Winds
    Black Keys - Strange Times

    I'm going backwards in time the more I build my collection.
  3. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    17 Nov '08 03:10
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Surely someday, someone is going to release an album of the best songs from the 00's. Songs that supposedly capture the mood of the decade. This compilation, as most are, will probably be terrible, with just a few decent tracks.

    If you could make your own "Best of the 00's" compilation, what songs might be on it?
    The mood of the decade in mainstream music?


    How 'bout "Pop-Punk Puke"
  4. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    17 Nov '08 04:12
    Originally posted by uzless
    The mood of the decade in mainstream music?
    No. I generally try to avoid that.
  5. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    17 Nov '08 04:14
    Originally posted by GalaxyShield
    Wrapped Up In Books - Belle & Sebastian
    You Don't Send Me - Belle & Sebastian
    Glad to hear you're still enjoying B&S.

    New album coming out tomorrow!
  6. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Nov '08 10:44
    Today, I'd choose:

    4-Ton Mantis - Amon Tobin
    Tangle - Four Tet
    One Word Extinguisher - Prefuse 73
    All Caps - Madvillain
    Killing Moon - Nouvelle Vague
    Ketto - Bonobo
    Parabola - Tool
    No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age.
  7. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    17 Nov '08 11:17
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Surely someday, someone is going to release an album of the best songs from the 00's. Songs that supposedly capture the mood of the decade. This compilation, as most are, will probably be terrible, with just a few decent tracks.

    If you could make your own "Best of the 00's" compilation, what songs might be on it?
    The problem for me is that I have lost my sense of time ... my way of listening has come off the rails, so to speak ... I can't think of a single song with '00' stamped on it.

    Luckily the songs in the memory are labelled, so here is a list for today:

    Has Been (W. Shatner)
    Sometimes I Dream I'm Hurting You (Angels of Light)
    Skeng (The Bug)
    circuit viii (Bardo Pond)
    Willow Trees Bend (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy)
    The Seahorse Rears to Oblivion (Current '93)
    K.F.C. (Hasil Adkins)
    All the Blowing-Themselves-Up-Mother****ers (Will Realize the Minute They Die They Were Suckers) (Julian Cope)
    Cyber Insect (The Fall)
    Fledermaus Can't Get It (Von SuedenFed)
  8. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    17 Nov '08 15:48
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Today, I'd choose:

    4-Ton Mantis - Amon Tobin
    Tangle - Four Tet

    Parabola - Tool
    Awesome, awesome, what? I once had an amusing (in the way that watching bus crash victims come to grips with their commute is amusing) chat with a Vapid Hipster in a shisha bar whose only redeeming comment all evening was "Tool grates on my soul".
  9. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Nov '08 15:56
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    Awesome, awesome, what? I once had an amusing (in the way that watching bus crash victims come to grips with their commute is amusing) chat with a Vapid Hipster in a shisha bar whose only redeeming comment all evening was "Tool grates on my soul".
    FACT: Anyone who dislikes a band that intensely has non-music related reasons to do so.
  10. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    17 Nov '08 16:18 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Palynka
    FACT: Anyone who dislikes a band that intensely has non-music related reasons to do so.
    I'm not sure I agree. Some people are major music nerds or have souls of soft cheese, easily grated. Besides, there exist Green Day.

    EDIT To clarify, Tool do not grate on my soul; I just think they suck. She was a Vapid Hipster, of course she had non-musical reasons that probably had a lot to do with the "boorish ideologies of Tool fans" or some such dross.
  11. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    17 Nov '08 16:19 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    I'm not sure I agree. Some people are major music nerds or have souls of soft cheese, easily grated. Besides, there exist Green Day.
    Perhaps, perhaps... From Tool, I quite like the Aenima and the Lateralus albums [especially this one, which I actually think it's brilliant (bring the tar and feathers, already) ]. Don't care much for the rest, to be honest.

    So where's your list?
  12. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    17 Nov '08 16:39
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Surely someday, someone is going to release an album of the best songs from the 00's. Songs that supposedly capture the mood of the decade. This compilation, as most are, will probably be terrible, with just a few decent tracks.

    If you could make your own "Best of the 00's" compilation, what songs might be on it?
    At Palynka's request, in the order thought of, and betraying my post-2006 new-music lameness:

    1. Neighbourhood #1 (Tunnels) -- Arcade Fire (from "Funeral", 2004)
    2. Apres Moi -- Regina Spektor ("Begin to Hope" 2006)
    3. Postcards From Italy -- Beirut ("Gulag Orkestar", 2006)
    4. Workingman's Blues -- Bob Dylan ("Modern Times" 2006)
    5. Se Lest -- Sigur Ros ("Takk", 2005)
    6. Grace Cathedral Hill -- The Decemberists ("Castaways and Cutouts", 2003 I believe)
    7. Plea From A Cat Named Virtue -- The Weakerthans ("Reconstruction Site", 2003)
    8. The Good Fight -- Hope of the States (some demo, 2005, maybe on an album somewhere)
    9. Anthem of Beauregard -- RAQ (live, but this decade)
    10. We Will Become SIlhouettes -- The Postal Service ("Give Up", 2003)
    11. Rubberneck Lions -- Oysterhead ("Grand Pecking Order" 2001)
    12. Float On -- Modest Mouse ("Good News for People Who Like Bad News", 2004)
    13. I Am Chromosome -- Martin Grech ("Unholy" 2005)
    14. Ramparts -- John Frusciante ("To Record Only Water For Ten Days", 2001 I think)
    15. Inflammatory Writ -- Joanna Newsom (I forgot the album, but I first heard this in late 2005)

    I don't think any of these capture the mood of the decade at all, but they capture my mood this decade decently.
  13. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    17 Nov '08 17:30
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Perhaps, perhaps... From Tool, I quite like the Aenima and the Lateralus albums [especially this one, which I actually think it's brilliant (bring the tar and feathers, already) ]. Don't care much for the rest, to be honest.

    So where's your list?
    I have to confess that the only time I've listened to Tool and been aware of the fact was that evening in the shisha bar, although in my defence a whole album was heard, and loudly .
  14. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    17 Nov '08 20:50
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    I'm not sure I agree. Some people are major music nerds or have souls of soft cheese, easily grated. Besides, there exist Green Day.

    EDIT To clarify, Tool do not grate on my soul; I just think they suck. She was a Vapid Hipster, of course she had non-musical reasons that probably had a lot to do with the "boorish ideologies of Tool fans" or some such dross.
    nothing worse than disliking a band because of their fans...
  15. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    17 Nov '08 21:09 / 5 edits
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Perhaps, perhaps... From Tool, I quite like the Aenima and the Lateralus albums [especially this one, which I actually think it's brilliant (bring the tar and feathers, already) ]. Don't care much for the rest, to be honest.

    So where's your list?
    If you want to round out the decade with a good spectrum of genres representing what might be considered "Best in Class", i'd offer up the following:


    "Paper Planes" by MIA
    "Low" by Flo Rider
    "Mad World" by Gary Jules
    "Cinder and Smoke" by Iron & Wine/Calexico
    "Tired of Me" by Jesu
    "Precious" by Depeche Mode
    "This Year" by The Mountain Goats
    "Tonto" by Battles
    "Crazy" by "Gnarls Barkley"
    "Carry Me Ohio" by Sun Kil Moon


    **Honourable mention to Assemblage 23 (Disappoint - Funker Vogt remix) Damn good song here folks, even if you only have a passing fancy for this type of music. Read the lyrics. It's about his father.

    http://www.esnips.com/doc/259adb46-dd31-4428-90b5-39b9fce81b93/Assemblage-23---Disappoint-(Funker-Vogt-RMX)