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Alex Robertson
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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.
1Animal Collective
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.
2J Dilla
Mash

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.
3FiRES WERE SHOT
Balfour Hollis

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.
4Cymbals 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.
5The Avalanches
Since I Left You

Probably the front-runner for "favorite song ever". End of story.
6Lady Gaga
Poker Face

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.
7Britney Spears
Toxic

Perfect pop single.
8Rihanna
Don't Stop the Music

See above.
9Sufjan Stevens
Come on! Feel the Illinoise!

Because of the second half.
10Bibio
Fire Ant

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".
11Stars 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.
12Belong
I Never Lose. Never Really

Otherwordly. Fuck, man. Fuck.
13Au
Boute

Because of the way it just lifts me up and doesn't let me down.
14Madvillain
Raid

Dope beat. Dope rhymes. Indie cred. Nuff said. You're dead.
15Ghostface Killah
Shakey Dog

Some insane storytelling skills on show here. This dude's got skill.
16Panda Bear
Bros

Jam of a lifetime.
17Regina Spektor
Us

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.
18Vampire Weekend
A-Punk

Subtly perfect.
19Yo La Tengo
Madeline

A subtly addicting and gorgeous song by one of the best bands ever.
20Deerhunter
Microcastle

Has always been my favorite--the "turning" point in a brilliantly narrative album.
21The Antlers
Epilogue

Man, this song is fucking sad.
22Sigur Ros
G??an Daginn

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.
23Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Antennas to Heaven

This was actually made by humans. I KNOW, right?!?!??!
24The Dismemberment Plan
Following Through

This song is me.
25Grizzly Bear
Ready, Able

Can you say gorgeous?
26Coldplay
Lovers in Japan/Reign of Love

Let's run away.
27fun.
All the Pretty Girls

Pop perfection!
28Brand New
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 close.
29Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Timorous Me

When the drums come in. Also, the lyrics. Also, his voice. Also, everything. Yeah, this song kinda rules.
30Isis
Weight

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.
31Clare and the Reasons
Under the Water

Gorgeous, and another song I can confidently file under "perfect".
32Arcade Fire
Une Annee Sans Lumiere

Gorgeous. I quite like gorgeous music, don't I? Strangely eerie melody, but it's just excellently written and very, very beautiful.
33Sunn O)))
Alice

Pretentious bullshit, duh. But god, it's gorgeous.
34St. Vincent
Landmines

Her best song.
35Grouper
Heavy Water/I'd Rather Be Sleeping

I don't get the album. But this song makes me want to. Really badly.
36The Walkmen
The Rat

Song kicks ass, no questions asked.
37Daft Punk
Digital Love

Why don't you play the game?
38Burial
In McDonalds

The space between dreams and real life.
39Finch
Miro

Yes. Guilty pleasure? Nah man, just pleasure.
40Say Anything
Alive with the Glory of Love

NOOOOOOOOOOO. I WON'T LET THEM TAAAAAAAAAAKE YOU.
41The Notwist
Consequence

Show it to your friends. This is perfect, accessible (yet kind of experimental!) pop. Touching stuff, really.
42Women
Group Transport Hall

Like Guided By Voices, all these dudes need is 1:15 to make a perfect song.
43Broken Social Scene
Pacific Theme

When the horns and everything else re-enters. Just yes.
44Estradasphere
The Debutante

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.
45Kanye West
Flashing Lights

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 joke.
46Radiohead
Weird Fishes/Arpeggi

My first Radiohead album. Basically changed my course of music. Completely. This one's my favorite Radiohead song.
47Converge
Distance and Meaning

Best Jane Doe song.
48Annie
Heartbeat

This song is perfect. Like, actually perfect.
49Lily Allen
The Fear

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.
50Devics
I Broke Up

Shit. This song, man.
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