Monday, 4 January 2010

10 Years Of Music: Eyeris' Favorite Songs and Albums of the Decade!

First of all, here is a huge FU to all that to those who insist that it's not the end of the decade yet. It's been ten years of 200something and it's the first year of 201something, so there!

Anyway, I've been reading quite a few music magazines that have been listing their 'Best Of The Decade' lists lately. Some I agreed with, some I did not (No American Idiot in YOUR list, Uncut???!!???); but ultimately I realized that there are A LOT of good albums out there that I have not listened to, or did not get a chance to listen to.

What I DO know is there are lots of songs and albums in the last ten years that I have been listening to over and over again, obsessed over, cried over, sang along in concerts to, and had on repeat for days to end. These are MY personal favorite songs of the decade, based on how much I liked them and how much they mean to me, and me alone. So there!

And here, we, GO!

Favorite Albums of 2000-2009

(The top five are in order, after that I was too lazy to think which one I prefer, Transatlanticism or Plans)
  1. Bleed American (Jimmy Eat World)
  2. In Rainbows (Radiohead)
  3. American Idiot (Green Day)
  4. Futures (Jimmy Eat World)
  5. The Black Parade (My Chemical Romance)
  6. Eyes Open (Snow Patrol)
  7. Hot Fuss (The Killers)
  8. Boxer (The National)
  9. Neon Bible (The Arcade Fire)
  10. Sky Blue Sky (Wilco)
  11. Transatlanticism (Death Cab For Cutie)
  12. A Rush Of Blood to The head (Coldplay)
  13. Plans (Death Cab For Cutie)
  14. Heathen Chemistry (Oasis)
  15. Kid A (Radiohead)
  16. White Blood Cells (The White Stripes)
  17. 21st Century Breakdown (Green Day)
  18. Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (Of Montreal)
  19. Elephants... Teeth Sinking Into Heart (Rachael Yamagata)
  20. American Demo (The Indelicates)

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Favorite Songs of 2000-2009

(SONGs, not singles, mind you. And sort in in alphabetical order, because there were too many to put them in order...)
  • 1234 (Feist)
  • 19-200 (Gorillaz)
  • 21st Century Breakdown (Green Day)
  • 23 (Jimmy Eat World)
  • 9 Crimes (Damien Rice & Lisa Hannigan)
  • A Place To Hide (White Lies)
  • A&E (Goldfrapp)
  • Absolutely (Story Of A Girl) (Nine Days)
  • Aerials (System Of A Down)
  • All I Need (Within Temptation)
  • All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem)
  • All My Life (Foo Fighters)
  • All These Things That I've Done (The Killers)
  • Almost Lover (A Fine Frenzy)
  • America, Fuck Yeah! (OST Team America)
  • Bad Day (Fuel)
  • Be Be Your Love (Rachael Yamagata)
  • Big Casino (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Bitter (Nine Days)
  • Blinded (Third Eye Blind)
  • Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)
  • Bunny Ain't No Kind Of Rider (Of Montreal)
  • By The Way (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Cannonball (Damien Rice)
  • Carry You (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Cartwheels (The Reindeer Section)
  • Chase This Light (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
  • Chasing Pavements (Adele)
  • Chicago (Sufjan Stevens)
  • Chop Suey! (System Of A Down)
  • Clint Eastwood (Gorillaz)
  • Clocks (Coldplay)
  • Collide (Howie Day)
  • Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
  • Cripple And The Starfish (Antony and The Johnsons)
  • Details In The Fabric (Jason Mraz & James Morrison)
  • Disintegration (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Distant Dreamer (Duffy)
  • Doesn't Remind Me (Audioslave)
  • Drops Of Jupiter (Train)
  • Elephants (Rachael Yamagata)
  • Everybody's Gone To War (Nerina Pallot)
  • Fake Empire (The National)
  • Falling Slowly (Glen Handsard & Marketa Iglova)
  • Famous Last Words (My Chemical Romance)
  • Faster (Third Eye Blind)
  • Faust Arp (Radiohead)
  • Fell In Love With a Girl (The White Stripes)
  • Fix You (Coldplay)
  • Flavor Of The Weak (American Hi-Fi)
  • Force Of Nature (Pearl Jam)
  • Futures (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Glasgow Mega-Snake (Mogwai)
  • Ha Ha You're Dead (Green Day)
  • Heimdalsgate Like A Promethean Curse (Of Montreal)
  • Helena (My Chemical Romance)
  • Here Is Gone (Goo Goo Dolls)
  • Hey Ya! (Outkast)
  • Homecoming (Green Day)
  • Homesick (Kings Of Convenience)
  • How To Be Dead (Snow Patrol)
  • Human (The Killers)
  • Hurt (Johnny Cash)
  • I Bet That You Look Good on The Dancefloor (The Arctic Monkeys)
  • I Don't Know What I Can Save You From (Kings of Convenience)
  • I Like What You Say (Nada Surf)
  • I Still Remember (Bloc Party)
  • I Will Follow You Into The Dark (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • I'd Rather Dance With You (Kings Of Convenience)
  • Icky Thump (The White Stripes)
  • Idaho (Nerina Pallot)
  • Idioteque (Radiohead)
  • If I Know You (Nerina Pallot)
  • I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (Black Kids)
  • I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • Impossible Germany (Wilco)
  • Inní Mér Syngur Vitleysingur (Sigur Ros)
  • Innocent (Our Lady Peace)
  • Intervention (The Arcade Fire)
  • It's Beginning To Get To Me (Snow Patrol)
  • It's My Life (Bon Jovi)
  • Jesus Of Suburbia (Green Day)
  • Jigsaw Falling Into Place (Radiohead)
  • Keep The Car Running (The Arcade Fire)
  • Kid Gloves (Voxtrot)
  • Kids (MGMT)
  • Last FLowers (Radiohead)
  • Last Significant Statement In Rock 'N Roll (The Indelicates)
  • Lazy Eye (Silversun Pickups)
  • Learning How To Smile (Everclear)
  • Lies (Glen Handsard & Marketa Iglova)
  • Life In Technicolour II (Coldplay)
  • Lightning Blue Eyes (Secret Machines)
  • Like A Stone (Audioslave)
  • Lonely Buoy (Joe Lean & The Jing Jang Jong)
  • Lose Yourself (Eminem)
  • Lyric (Zwan)
  • Macy's Day Parade (Green Day)
  • Marching Bands Of Manhattan (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • Mercy (Duffy)
  • Minority (Green Day)
  • Move Along (The All-American Rejects)
  • Mr. Brightside (The Killers)
  • My Immortal (Evanescence)
  • Never Miss A Beat (Kaiser Chiefs)
  • November (Azure Ray)
  • Nude (Radiohead)
  • October (Evanescence)
  • One-Armed Scissor (At The Drive in)
  • Oxford Comma (Vampire Weekend)
  • Paper Planes (M.I.A.)
  • Pink Steam (Sonic Youth)
  • Polaris (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Powerless (Nelly Furtado)
  • Right Now (SR-71)
  • Rootless Tree (Damien Rice)
  • Run (Snow Patrol)
  • Sex On Fire (Kings Of Leon)
  • Silver And Cold (AFI)
  • Sky Blue Sky (Wilco)
  • Sleep (Azure Ray)
  • Slow Show (The National)
  • Sometimes (Ash)
  • Songbird (Oasis)
  • Sophia (Nerina Pallot)
  • Spaceman (The Killers)
  • Special K (Placebo)
  • Squalor Victoria (The National)
  • Starlight (Muse)
  • Stop Crying Your Heart Out (Oasis)
  • Strikes Me Down (The Reindeer Section)
  • Styrofoam Plates (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • Suffer For Fashion (Of Montreal)
  • Sweet Dispositions (The Temper Trap)
  • Sweetness (Jimmy Eat World)
  • Swing Swing (The All-American Rejects)
  • Transatlanticism (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • Teardrop (Jose Gonzales)
  • The '59 Sound (The Gaslight Anthem)
  • The Best Of You (Foo Fighters)
  • The Blower's Daughter (Damien Rice)
  • The Boat Behind (Kings Of Convenience)
  • The Boys Of Summer (The Ataris)
  • The Crane Wife 1 & 2 (The Decemberists)
  • The Diary Of Jane (Breaking Benjamin)
  • The Everlasting Gaze (Smashing Pumpkins)
  • The Last Song (The All-American Rejects)
  • The Leaving Song, Part 2 (AFI)
  • The Middle (Jimmy Eat World)
  • The Only Moment We Were Alone (Explosions In The Sky)
  • The Real Slim Shady (Eminem)
  • The Scientist (Coldplay)
  • The Sound Of Settling (Death Cab For Cutie)
  • Time is Running Out (Muse)
  • Us (Regina Spektor)
  • Use Somebody (Kings Of Leon)
  • VCR (The XX)
  • Viva La Vida (Coldplay)
  • Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day)
  • Wake Up (The Arcade Fire)
  • Warning (Green Day)
  • We Hate The Kids (The Indelicates)
  • Welcome To The Black Parade (My Chemical Romance)
  • We're Gonna Be Friends (The White Stripes)
  • White Winter Hymnal (Fleet Foxes)
  • Whose Authority (Nada Surf)
  • Winning a Battle, Losing the War (Kings Of Convenience)
  • Without Me (Eminem)
  • Woke Up New (The Mountains Goats)
  • Wonderful (Everclear)
  • Worn Me Down (Rachael Yamagata)
  • Xavia (The Submarines)
  • Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then) (The Decemberists)
  • Yellow (Coldplay)
  • You Are My Face (Wilco)
  • You Me And The Bourgeoisie (The Submarines)


(PS: I'll keep adding more as I think of it, but these are the ones I got off my iTunes playlist, so it should be pretty much comprehensive already (considering how many songs I have in my library...))

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