|Robertsona's Decade In Songs|
not necessarily my favorite songs of the decade. but
ones that "made" it for me, i guess?
in no order. edit: actually screw it, these are
pretty much my favorite of the decade lol.
What Would I Want? Sky
I loved the BBC version since I had caught wind of it. When Fall Be Kind leaked,
I listened to the
thing as soon as I got home and wasn't sure whether or not the album version of
this would live up
to the early demo. Oh my god, it did. It just totally did. Absolutely euphoric,
and my most-played
Animal Collective song. Never, ever gets old.
Maybe my favorite beat ever. When I hear that intro, I NEVER, ever press skip.
Classic. So smooth,
too! Good luck beating this, other producers.
|3||FiRES WERE SHOT|
I think a lot of people think I "pretend" to love this band because they're so
obscure. They have a
good point, but I also have one: this fucking song. I could never "pretend" to
love this song. It's
honestly one of my favorite songs ever. Ethereal, but so simple as well. A
perfect way to end an
amazing album. Really, I mean it. "Perfect" never felt so right.
|4||Cymbals Eat Guitars|
What Dogs See
This song was probably made by magic. "Ooooh, oooh-oooh, oooh-oooh" is one of
the most majestic
refrains ever written. Meant to be taken outside, under the stars. I think. I'll
have to try it some time.
Since I Left You
Probably the front-runner for "favorite song ever". End of story.
The best Lady Gaga single. Who could chart the decade (especially the latter
half (especially 2008-
2009)) without this lady? This one just happens to be my favorite.
Perfect pop single.
Don't Stop the Music
Come on! Feel the Illinoise!
Because of the second half.
Dude who posited himself as an ambient/folk artist suddenly does a backflip and
makes the sickest
hip-hop beat since....well....ever? I'm not one for hyperbole, but I think this
is among the best beats
ever made. Up there with "Mash".
|11||Stars of the Lid|
Even if You're Never Awake (Deuxieme)
When I listen to this, I really stop feeling the need for other music. Seriously.
I Never Lose. Never Really
Otherwordly. Fuck, man. Fuck.
Because of the way it just lifts me up and doesn't let me down.
Dope beat. Dope rhymes. Indie cred. Nuff said. You're dead.
Some insane storytelling skills on show here. This dude's got skill.
Jam of a lifetime.
Oh god, I fucking LOVE this song. It's so well-written, and funny, and sad, and
everything all at once.
It gives me nostalgia but also makes me think about the future and you know? We
all have songs
like this. Even if Regina Spektor becomes a kind of "generic hip" artists for
college girls everywhere,
well, I won't mind. Nobody can take songs like these away from me.
|19||Yo La Tengo|
A subtly addicting and gorgeous song by one of the best bands ever.
Has always been my favorite--the "turning" point in a brilliantly narrative album.
Man, this song is fucking sad.
This is easily the best Sigur Ros song. It's all like, sitting around a campfire
and hugging each other a
LOVE, man. You wouldn't get it.
|23||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Antennas to Heaven
This was actually made by humans. I KNOW, right?!?!??!
|24||The Dismemberment Plan|
This song is me.
Can you say gorgeous?
Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love
Let's run away.
All the Pretty Girls
The Archers Bows Have Broken
On a "super-personal" album, at the very least this is the type of band that has
the balls to make
their shit super-catchy. This is probably the catchiest song ever written. Okay,
maybe not. But it's
|29||Ted Leo and the Pharmacists|
When the drums come in. Also, the lyrics. Also, his voice. Also, everything.
Yeah, this song kinda rules.
The best metal song. That first minute is just so subtly gorgeous and calming.
And then the drums,
too! And oh god it BUILDS! Wow that last chord man. Shit man.
|31||Clare and the Reasons|
Under the Water
Gorgeous, and another song I can confidently file under "perfect".
Une Annee Sans Lumiere
Gorgeous. I quite like gorgeous music, don't I? Strangely eerie melody, but it's
written and very, very beautiful.
Pretentious bullshit, duh. But god, it's gorgeous.
Her best song.
Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping
I don't get the album. But this song makes me want to. Really badly.
Song kicks ass, no questions asked.
Why don't you play the game?
The space between dreams and real life.
Yes. Guilty pleasure? Nah man, just pleasure.
Alive with the Glory of Love
NOOOOOOOOOOO. I WON'T LET THEM TAAAAAAAAAAKE YOU.
Show it to your friends. This is perfect, accessible (yet kind of experimental!)
pop. Touching stuff, really.
Group Transport Hall
Like Guided By Voices, all these dudes need is 1:15 to make a perfect song.
|43||Broken Social Scene|
When the horns and everything else re-enters. Just yes.
Palace of Mirrors was perhaps my first delve into experimental music. Blew my
mind, man. This one is
a gorgeous piece of excellently-arranged jazz.
You can tell what mood Kanye was going for with this. And, by god, did he
achieve it. One of the greatest beats made by man. Or monkey. Haha. Black person
My first Radiohead album. Basically changed my course of music. Completely. This
one's my favorite
Distance and Meaning
Best Jane Doe song.
This song is perfect. Like, actually perfect.
More pop perfection. Listening to this song on a plane and watching the lights
of the city below was
one of the better experiences of my life.
I Broke Up
Shit. This song, man.