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Old 10-29-2009, 01:32 PM   #16
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^^Would have been higher on my list.
I figured. And it would've catapulted Screw a few spots I think.
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Ah well, such is life.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:35 PM   #18
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Hey Phanan, is the difference in the highest ranking and lowest ranking a bit misleading or was it that polarizing?
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:36 PM   #19
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I wouldn't necessarily say polarizing, as quite a few playlists had you right in the middle.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:40 PM   #20
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Okay. I wonder if a large difference in highest ranking and lowest will be common as the results go on.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:49 PM   #21
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THIS OLD CABIN: A Selection From The 2000s

Let me be upfront: this is not my Best Of 2000s list. While the 80 minute restriction may have helped others condense their favourites into a very focused selection of personal awesomeness, it was a curse for me. Many of my favourite songs from the 2000s are quite long. However, no list representing just six or seven bands adequately reflected the depth of music I have loved from this decade. Meanwhile, any list of shorter songs contained stuff that I think is great, but not truly in the decade's top 20. I tried to strike a balance but it didn't really feel satisfying. So here's the list I found least objectionable, a list that I think has some reasonable diversity and functions cohesively, a list that I feel does at least a decent job of representing at least some of what I've loved about the 2000s, unashamedly my favourite decade of music. The closer, Verses, is unquestionably my favourite song of the decade. I hope you enjoy, and give some more out-there picks a fair chance. You'll know what I mean.

As for the picture, it's one I took in Malbun, Liechtenstein in July 2009. Not only do I think it has a nice atmosphere complementing some of the songs in my list, but I think it nicely illustrates the foggy nature of doing a Best Of such as this, especially when you have musical inclinations such as mine.


1. Alcest - "Printemps Emeraude" - Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde, 2007 (7:20)
2. Tinariwen - "Matadjem Yinmixan" - Aman Iman: Water Is Life, 2007 (5:45)
3. Porcupine Tree - "The Rest Will Flow" - Lightbulb Sun, 2000 [2008 remaster] (3:18)
4. God Is An Astronaut - "Suicide By Star" - All Is Violent, All Is Bright, 2005 (4:38)
5. Jesu - "The Stars That Hang Above You" - Envy/Jesu split EP, 2008 (7:36)
6. Pure Reason Revolution - "Deus Ex Machina" - Amor Vincit Omnia, 2009 (5:41)
7. Melechesh - "Leper Jerusalem" - Emissaries, 2006 (3:49)
8. Agalloch - "In The Shadow Of Our Pale Companion" - The Mantle, 2002 (14:46)
9. Anathema - "Release" - A Fine Day To Exit, 2001 (5:48)
10. Blackfield - "Epidemic" - Blackfield II, 2007 (4:59)
11. 65 Days Of Static - "Radio Protector" - One Time For All Time, 2005 (5:26)
12. Russian Circles - "Verses" - Station, 2008 (8:43)

Total runtime: 77:42
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:51 PM   #22
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Surprised Justin and Ax's lists are so low, I had them both ranked next to each other in the middle of mine. Both great lists
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:54 PM   #23
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It's a shame that Axver's is down here because I had it in my top 5. Great playlist.
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Aww, Ax's list was a pleasant surprise IMO. I dug it majorly.
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Yeah, you take out the two death metal tracks, and Ax really has a fine playlist.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:57 PM   #26
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Gonna get one more posted before I have to go to a quick meeting that will last about 20 minutes or so.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:59 PM   #27
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Turn The Page

Going into this list I knew one thing, there was a side of the 2000s I wanted to cover, and I knew it wasn't going to be the insanely popular side. This decade has been important to me for a lot of reasons. For the most part, it is the decade I grew up in, but, it seems like with the first days of the year 2000, I finally became aware of the fact that I didn't simply have to listen to the music my parents listened to, thus, I went to the one place I knew I could find music 24 hours a day...at least then: MTV. Yes, I was a TRL addict, every day, I couldn't miss a show, and that was how, in October of that year, I witnessed a band from Ireland I had never heard of playing on the rooftop of a building in Times Square. I watched the performance, it was kinda cool. Hated the song though. And yet, after it was over, all I kept hearing day in and day out was about how U2 were BACK. Back? Back from where? I've never even heard of these guys. With each play of the “Beautiful Day” video, I grew more and more tired of these guys, and so, I did the only logical thing...I went to find out what else they sang. I mean, if everyone kept going on about them, there must be SOMETHING worthwhile. Well, to make a long story short, eventually I fell in love with U2, and am where I am today. “Walk On” was not the first U2 song I fell in love with, but I remember, vividly, a day when I was sitting in my room with the remote to the VCR firmly in hand, watching the video again and again and again...just to transcribe the lyrics to the song (I had the Internet, but apparently I didn't know what it's #1 use was, at the #2 use, seeings how Porn exists and all). But this list is not just about U2. It's about the music of the 2000s, the good and the simple guilty pleasures. I could go on and on telling you a story about each and every one of these songs; Singing “Mr. Brightside” at the top of my lungs in my first car, Having a deep philosophical conversation with my friends about the story behind “Stan” (at the oh so ripe age of 13...in fact I just found out that the song is fictitious while I was writing this. The things you'll believe for the rest of your life after you hear it once), Taking my boyfriend to his first Drive-In theater experience while “I Gotta Feeling” played for the 30th time that week. They're all special, they all symbolize the most important years of my life, and, while you may not like the songs, I hope you can understand what my purpose here was. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I realize for most of you this was tl;dr.

1.Black Eyed Peas - “I Gotta Feeling (Radio Edit)” - I Gotta Feeling (4:07)
2.Lady Gaga - “Just Dance” - The Fame (4:02)
3.Rihanna - “Disturbia” - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded (3:59)
4.Nelly Furtado - “Say It Right” - Loose (3:43)
5.Madonna - “Don't Tell Me” - Music (4:40)
6.AFI - “Love Like Winter” - Decemberunderground (2:46)
7.Muse - “Starlight” - Black Holes and Revelations (4:00)
8.Keane - “Everybody's Changing” - Hopes and Fears (3:37)
9.Coldplay - “Clocks” - A Rush of Blood to the Head (5:07)
10.The Killers - “Mr. Brightside” - Hot Fuss (3:43)
11.Franz Ferdinand - The Dark of the Matinée - Franz Ferdinand (4:03)
12.Fatboy Slim - “Weapon of Choice” - The Greatest Hits-Why Try Harder (3:38)
13.Outkast - “Hey Ya” - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (3:55)
14.Kanye West - “Stronger” - Graduation (5:12)
15.Gorillaz - “Feel Good Inc.” - Demon Days (3:41)
16.Eminem - “Stan (Ft. Dido)” - Marshall Mathers LP (6:44)
17.Arcade Fire - “Ocean of Noise” - Neon Bible (4:53)
18.U2 - “Walk On” - All That You Can't Leave Behind (4:58)
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Ashley edged Axver by a single point.
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Weak start for Ashley but her list really did become great as it went on
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10. Imperor

Total Points: 76

Highest Ranking: 4th
Lowest Ranking: 12th


Imperor presents... In Crustaceans



A1: Radiohead – “Treefingers” – Kid A
A2: Animal Collective – “Banshee Beat” - Feels
A3: Okkervil River – “All You Little Suckers” – SCORE!
A4: Faultline – “Wild Horses (featuring Joseph Arthur)” – Your Love Means Everything
A5: Grizzly Bear – “Alligator” – Horn of Plenty
A6: St. Vincent – “Just the Same But Brand New” - Actor
A7: Panda Bear – “Search for Delicious” – Person Pitch

(33:23)

B1: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – “Rockers to Swallow” – Isis EP
B2: Deradoorian – “Holding Pattern” – Mind Raft EP
B3: Broken Social Scene – “Major Label Debut (Fast)” – EP To Be You and Me
B4: Wilco – “Unlikely Japan” – You Never Know 7”
B5: Secret Machines – “You Are Chains” – Now Here is Nowhere
B6: My Morning Jacket – “Dondante” – Z

(29:18)
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