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03.18.17 Pluto's Awesome 100 Songs

Pluto's Awesome 100 Songs

Just one song per band. Alphabetical. Check them all out!
165daysofstatic
Fix The Sky A Little

Super band - math rock, electronics, beats, fabulous, see them live
2Abba
Dancing Queen

Guilty pleasure. Brilliant composition, Bach would have liked it.
3Amy Winehouse
We're still friends

Great jazz singer, live on Holland festival, Donny Hathaway song.
4Animals As Leaders
Soraya

No.1 guitarist. Tosin Abasi. So brilliant.
5Antony & The Johnsons
Bird Girl

That voice.
6Arcade Fire
Cold wind

Not only because of Six foot under
7As Cities Burn
Timothy

Dramatic - burning
8Beck
Lost cause

So sad
9Big Star
Holocaust

In the car at night
10Bill Callahan
Jim Cain

Incredible deep voice - beautiful
11Bill Fay
I Thought I Heard Someone

Genius, this is Bill at old age.
12Brand New
Jesus Christ

So cool
13Bruce Springsteen
Meeting Across The River

Don't really like his regular stuff. This song is incredible.
14Cream
N.S.U. Live

Blues rock at its peak. Wait till they are in trance - pure intuition + some help
15Crowded House
Don't dream it's over

NZ's best - just great music
16Cursive
Art Is Hard

Cult band - check
17David Bowie
Lazarus

Stellar song from Black Star
18Deftones
Be Quiet And Drive

Rock - pure
19Depeche mode
Enjoy the silence

addictive song. The Failure cover is even better
20dEUS
Bad Timing

From our friends from Belgium. Super outro
21Donny Hathaway
A song for you

One of the greatest voices / musicians of all time. Steve Wonder's hero - says it all
22Dredg
Ode to the sun

The opening chords !!
23Editors
When Anger Shows

Weak spot - poppy, but great.
24Elliott Smith
King's Crossing

Sad Mozart on dope
25Elo
Mr. Blue Sky

Jeff Lynne - so creative
26Elvis Costello
I Want You

In trance
27Failure
Another Space Song

Hidden gem
28Father John Misty
The ideal hisband live

Live - much better
29Felt
The Stagnant Pool

Unknown, still loved
30Fink
Berlin Sunrise

Repeat
31Fleetwood Mac
I'm So afraid (Live from Boston)

Anger
32Foo Fighters
I Should Have Known

To Kurt
33Frank Zappa
The Orange county lumber

eccentric - jazz - rhythm
34Gary Moore
Parisienne Walkways

Guitar blues hero
35Interpol
Obstacle 1

Weak spot
36Jaga Jazzist
Swedenborgske Rom

Brilliant Jazz rock from Norway. Play loud. Ecstatic
37James Blake
Choose Me

original, quircky
38Jeff Buckley
Lover, You Should've Come Over

Wish you were here
39Johnny Cash
Hurt

Johnny lived - it's all in the song
40Joy Division
Decades

What a band - whatch the movie "Control"
41Justin Vernon
If It's True

Haunting
42King Crimson
Starless and Bible Black

The early 70s - what a band
43Led Zeppelin
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You

That riff !!
44Lift To Experience
Falling From Cloud 9

Preacher, but what a good one
45Love
Alone Again Or

Beauty
46Manic Street Preachers
4st 7lb

From the Holy Bible
47Mark Eitzel
In my role as professional singer and ham

Morrissey as crooner - better
48Mark Hollis
A Life (1895 - 1915)

Genius. Recluse. Come back to us
49Marvin Gaye
What's going on

Soul at its best
50Mercury Rev
The Funny Bird

Psychedelic
51Mewithoutyou
January 1979

Screamy in your face
52Modest Mouse
Talking Shit About A Pretty Sunset

Intelligence
53Mogwai
We're No Here

Play loud
54Morphine
The Night

Film Noir, big loss
55Motorpsycho
Ratcatcher

Fantastic band. From 7:00 - 11:00 - centerpiece of the composition, guitar & rhythm section
56Mudvaine
Happy

Rock pure
57Nick Cave
Push the sky away

Beyond categorization
58Nick Drake
Fruit Tree

Sing a song at its pinacle
59Nirvana
Smells like teen spirit

Milestone
60No-Man
Only Rain

Steven Wilson with Tim Bowness. Play Together We're Stranger
61Phil Lynott
Old town

So catchy
62Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here

The classic
63Porcupine Tree
Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

Steven Wilson at his best
64Portishead
Roads

Mesmerizing
65Pulp
This Is Hardcore

Britbrilliance
66Radiohead
Where I End and You Begin

No. 1 band
67Red Hot Chili Peppers
Dani California

Funk gods
68Rhubarb
Brick By Brick

Keep writing
69Richard Hawley
Tuesday PM

Music pure
70Robert Wyatt
Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road

From #1 album all time. Acquired taste, but what a taste...
71Sampha
Plastic 100 C

What a promise
72Sean Rowe
Long way home

Deserves so much more - major league songwriting
73Sigur Ros
Heima

This song must be in the top 3 of all time, beauty at its purist
74Slint
Good Morning Captain

Defined a category
75Spiritualized
Broken heart

Floating in space
76Stevie Wonder
The Secret Life Of Plants

Gets me every time
77Talk Talk
New Grass

Unique
78The Beach Boys
God Only Knows

There you have it. Total songwriting perfection. My #1 (in rock/pop)
79The Blue Nile
Stay close

Buy Hats, their masterpiece - these guys deserve to make some money
80The Clash
London calling

Punk anthem
81The Cure
From the Edge of The Deep Green Sea

This is what Wagner would call "Unendliche Melodie".
82The Dears
Lights Off

Canadian Indie stars
83The Divine Comedy
To the Rescue

Lovely
84The Durutti Column
Sketch For Summer

You can't stop playing it
85The Gloaming
Pilgrim's song

Ireland's best
86The Gospel
A golden dawn

Epic - the rhythm section is superb
87The Hat ft. Father John Misty
The Angry River

Dark, dark
88The Jam
Town Called Malice

Try not to move
89The Jezabels
Hurt Me

Aussies - great voice and drums
90The National
Baby We'll Be Fine

Quintessential The National. They easily have 20 more songs at this level
91The Stranglers
No More Heroes

Stays relevant - forever
92The Smiths
Please, please, please, let me get what I want

Unique band - voice
93The War on Drugs
Under the Pressure

Hard to explain why it is that good
94Thomas Feiner
Yonderhead

Hiddem gem from Sweden - the Opiates !
95Tindersticks
Another Night In

Haunting melody and voice
96TV on the Radio
Stork And Owl

Just a great song
97U2
Every Breaking Wave - Later... with Jools Holland - BBC Two

Never liked U2, until I heard this
98Wende Snijders
Black Feather

From the Netherlands. On trompet Jazz legend Eric Vloeimans.
99Wilco
Impossible Germany

The typical Wilco sound. Impossible to copy
100Therapy?
Bowels of Love

Damned good song
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