|Hans' Decade Jams|
Not ranked, only one entry per band or else there would be 20 National songs. Just some jams I dug this decade.
The House That Heaven Built - There have been at least 8 occasions where I thought this was the best song ever made. One of my all time pump up jams. Just perfection.
Cover Me Up - This is probably in my top 50 songs of all time. The first time I heard it I was stunned. Absolutely gorgeous. Rips off The Beatles Norweigan Wood a little bit, but that's part of the appeal.
Koi No Yokan
Rosemary - IMO the best Deftones song. Immense , melodic, haunting. Great song to smash to.
|4||Gang of Youths|
Go Farther in Lightness
The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows - The first time I heard this it literally stopped me in my tracks. Absolutely one of the best songs ever made. Kind of sounds like a cross between The National and Joshua Tree era U2. Great album about embracing life.
The Winter of Mixed Drinks
The Loneliness and the Scream - I had an out of body experience when I saw this live. One of the most gorgeous songs ever. RIP so fucking hard.
No Surrender - If this had come out in 1982, it would be universally known as a top 100 all time metal song.
|7||The Ghost Inside|
Chrono - Absolute clinic of melody. Soaring guitars. One of those songs you drive 800 mph to.
|8||The War on Drugs|
Your Love is Calling My Name. 1987 Tom Petty meets, Unforgettable Fire era U2.
Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
Reunion - Most would go with the mighty Midnight City, but damn it, I like this one better. Major bonus points for blatantly ripping off Simple Minds - Don't Forget About Me
Willie Burke Sherwood - One of Hip Hop's greatest ballads.
good kid, m.A.A.d city
m.A.A.d. City - Kendrick's greatest song and a fucking banger for the ages.
Tightrope - Speaking of bangers, if this doesn't move you, you're absolutely dead. Big BOI is a boss guest.
Terrible Love (ALTERNATE VERSION) - Almost impossible to pick just one National song, but at gunpoint, I resort to this. Has to be the alternate version, the album version has a fucking terrible mix.
The Big To-Do
Birthday Boy - This is one of their worst albums, but Birthday Boy is one of their greatest songs. An infectious little ditty about a strapping young lad losing his virginity to a hooker.
|15||The Gaslight Anthem|
45 - Hard to pick just one Gaslight song, but this is their biggest jam.
House of Balloons
The Morning - What a fucking jam this is. His best song IMO.
Transgender Dysphoria Blues
Title Track - Fuck me if this isn't the catchiest song ever made.
|18||There Will Be Fireworks|
The Dark, Dark Bright
River - The first time I heard this I was absolutely fucking floored. I probably listened to it 20 times back to back. This is simply an all-timer. Its a colossal shame they are unknown.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Runaway - Have always hated him but even I have to admit this album is a hard 5. This is the best track here,
San Marcos - I can't really explain why I like this so much. It's not a popular pick, but fuck me if this isn't one of the prettiest damn things I've ever heard.
Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Perth - I realized this was his best song after seeing them live. Those drums.
I Forget Where We Were
Title Track - I actually just discovered this song two weeks ago and I cannot stop listening to it. One of the most gorgeous tracks ever.
|23||Jimmy Eat World|
Sure and Certain - One of their greatest tracks.
Cyborg Bette - This one just jams harder than almost anything.
After the Party
Title Track - What an anthem this is. Quarter life crisis begins.
Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe) - Incredibly groovy and anthemic THRASH FUCKING METAL
|27||The Smith Street Band|
Throw Me in the River
Title Track - THROW ME IN THE FUCKING RIVER
Stargasm - major unpopular choice, but this is their best album. Song is incredible.
Not Like This
Cutesy Monster Man - The definition of melodic anthemic punk. I'M GONNA SMASH MY FACE INTO THE GODDAMN RADIO
|30||Eagles Of Death Metal|
Peace Love Death Metal
Flames Go Higher - The swagger groove, personified.
|31||Red City Radio|
The Dangers of Standing Still
Two For Flinching - Melodic Org Punk - TOGETHER WE WILL BURN THIS FUCKING CITY TO THE GROUND.
Looking to Closely - If you like atmospheric piano ballads, look no further than this. Amazing song.
Death By Fire
Mesmerized by Fire - For all of you classic metal junkies.
Dreams - This album took over Sputnik when it dropped. One a nearly flawless record, this is my favorite. Close 2nd would be Enemies with Benefits.
David Comes to Life
Turn the Season - This is a major jam/anthem
Chlorine & Wine - You have to see these guys live. This song is gorgeous.
Lit Me Up - The soundtrack to a serial killer driving around at night.
16 Psyche - One of the most beautifully haunting tracks ever conceived. I wouldn't kick her out of bed.
|39||Fair to Midland|
Arrows and Anchors
Short Haired Tornado - On a record full of mega choruses, this is the biggest.
|40||Lana Del Rey|
Norman Fucking Rockwell!
Title Track - Most would say Venice Bitch. Title track is better. More of a hook, awesome lyrics.
A Black Mile to the Surface
The Maze - My favorite song by them. Just a gorgeous climber.
Don't Tell Me How to Live - Like a Canadian Clutch. Major dick dragging swaggering road house jam.
Kool On - Absolute earworm of a song. Must jam.
Sir Lucious Left Foot
Back up Plan - Record is a near 5. This is the ultra banger.
|45||The Horrible Crowes|
Behold the Hurricane - God I fucking love Brian Fallon. One of the best songs Springsteen never wrote.
Relief - Mega stoner jam - Like if Clutch was fronted by Chris Cornell.
Take Me Apart
Title Track - Now THIS is a great one to smash to. Excellent slow jam.
Slow Burn - Needed a little folk on here. I don't like all of her work but this is a great song.
Pyramids - Any decade list that doesn't have this is invalid.
The Devil You Know - What a monster jam. This is how you come back.
|51||Dark Time Sunshine|
Run - Aside from the stupid random screaming at the end, this is perfect.
Crystal Castles II
Not in Love - Robert Smith shows up and belts out an incredible haunting melodic night driver
|53||Beast In Black|
From Hell With Love
No Surrender - Amazingly cheesy catchy power/classic metal. Basically pick any song off this,
|54||A Day to Remember|
What Separates Me from You
All Signs Point to Lauderdale - I HATE THIS TOWN
|55||The Wonder Years|
The Greatest Generation
The Devil in My Bloodstream - I BET I'D BE FUCKING COWARD
Sunday - jangly uber melodic indie pop that sounds like it was ripped straight out of 1992.
Sound and Fury
Fastest Horse in Town - New entry, this is a MEGA jam. Forget everything you've heard from him before.
The Ride Majestic
Title Track - What can I say, I love soaring, melodic metal.
Separate Songs - Gaslight Anthem-y band. Has an incredible bridge.
England Keep My Bones
Peggy Sang the Blues - this song just makes me feel fucking great.
|61||Low Cut Connie|
Call Me Sylvia
Boozophilia - This is an absolutely ROLLICKING good time party jam. Like the Strokes meet Jerry Lee Lewis. These guys put on an insane live show. The frontman is an absolutely fucking WILDMAN.
Title Track - This sounds like 1965 Motown to a tee. Absolutely gorgeous song.
Glass House - This song goes bigtimehard. Kind of sounds like the Cult's best songs.
Gale Song - Fucking gorgeous campfire song.
Coffee (Fucking) - You guessed it, great smashing track.
Lydia - I used to be a huge fan. I actually added them to this very database and reviewed this record hard. Lydia was a monster radio rock song. They are terrible now, but this one still rules. Another mega jam off this record is Bloodfeather.
Shiver & Shake - Extremely stark, naked ballad. You have to be in the right mood for it, but when you are, it hits hard,
Pressure And Time
Young Love - This is the definition of a Roadhouse jam. Sounds like it should be in a Tarantino movie in the desert.
A Eulogy for the Damned
Red Tide Rising - Just a straight ahead hard jamming stoner jam.
Days Are Gone
Falling - Takes me back to the 80s
Work Song - Soul jam from an Irish dude.
Les Voyages De L'Âme
Autre Temps - Just about everything they do is amazing, but this might be their most gorgeous work. Song just fucking soars.
4eva Is a Mighty Long Time
Big K.R.I.T. - Just a melodic banger.
Heavy Rescue - Highly Atmospheric Hip Hop anthem
Rize of the Fenix
39 - Probably the best love song ever made.
Irresistible - I detest Black Metal but this is just one of the nicest damn pieces of music I've ever heard.
Parachute - Alt Country mega jam
|78||Florence and the Machine|
Shake It Out - GRRRRRL POWER
The Parlour - Some of his best work.
Get Out of Here - Just a heavy hitting beast of a track
Brotherhood of the Snake
Title Track - Just a balls out dick dragging hard metal jam.
To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere
Hurricane - There was once a time when this band ruled Sputnik
Stand in the Fire
Phoenix Lights - If you like revival/classic/80s metal, you will LOVE this one. Monster jam.
beerbongs and bentleys
Psycho - Call it a guilty pleasure or whatever, fucking love this song.
The 20/20 Experience
Mirrors - I'm sick of it to this day, but its objectively one of the best pure pop hooks ever.
|86||High on Fire|
The Cave - Slow burner, mega build up, monster chorus.
|87||August Burns Red|
Salt & Light - the most melodic of their songs I've heard. Which is why it's the best.
|88||The Atomic Bitchwax|
Alaskan Thunderfuck - Hard Jams Inc
Luca Brasi 2
I Don't Get Tired - Ultra Banger. I GOT SIX JOBS
Curse of the Damned
The Howling Man - Revival Metal. This album goes hard.
|91||The Hold Steady|
Heaven Is Whenever
The Weekenders - Big whoa-oh chorus
|92||Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats|
Tearing at the Seams
You Worry Me - Just a smooth jam. S.O.B. off their other record is a contender.
Knights of Darkness
Ranger - Just unadulterated speed fucking metal
|94||The Paper Kites|
Paint - Sowing bro you would dig this one.
Little Monster - hard Jams Inc
Home, Like NoPlace Is There
The Scope of All This Rebuilding - Anthem melodic punk
Strife - Just a quality straight ahead hard hitting metal jam.
|98||Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan|
Snake Song - Another dusty road house jam.
Sunset on the Golden Age
Drink - Probably the best song ever made.
Shark Attack - Bet you think I'm kidding. 2011 was the year of the fucking COBRA.