Saturday, 2 January 2010

The Strong Look Twenty-Hundreds in Music

65 Days of Static 'Retreat! Retreat!' EP

Air 'Playground Love' from The Virgin Suicides

Alvino Rey Orchestra 'My Buddy (live)' (from Arcade Fire 'Neighbourhood #1 and #2' single)

Animal Collective 'My Girls' / 'Grass' / 'Fireworks'

Anti Pop Consortium 'Dystopian Disco Force' / 'Vector'

Architecture in Helsinki 'Do the Whirlwind' (+ vs Busta Rhymes version) / live national anthems competition at ULU May 2006

Avenged Sevenfold's massive word of mouth hype and in particular the solo on 'Second Heartbeat'

Bat For Lashes 'What's A Girl To?' (video)

Beyonce & Jay-Z 'Crazy In Love'

Boom Bip & Gruff Rhys 'Do's and Don'ts'

The Bronx 'Bats!'

Broken Social Scene 'Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl' from 'You Forgot It In People'

Christina Aguilera ft. Redman 'Dirrty'

Clark (Chris Clark) 'Dusk Raid'

Clouddead 'Clouddead'

Coco Rosie 'Noah's Ark'

The Cool Kids 'Flossin'

Dam Funk 'Let's Take Off (Far Away)' from 'Toeachizown'

Dani Siciliano 'Come As You Are' (non-album version)

Dangermouse 'The Grey Album'

David Holmes introducing the Free Association 'Come Get It, I Got It' (mix album)

Daytime Lovers 'Club Sandwich'

Death From Above 1979 'Your a Woman, I'm a Machine' (+ covers of 'Luno' and 'Better Off Dead')

Definitive Jux before 2003

Deftones 'Back to School' from Mini Maggot

Dizzee Rascal 'Boy in da Corner'

DJ Teen Age Wolf 'Nas vs Dun'

DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist 'Brainfreeze' / 'Product Placement'

Donnie Darko soundtrack and score

Edan 'Primitive Plus' / 'Beauty and the Beat' / 'Beautiful Food' / 'Sagittarius Rap' (also live at Ocean Rooms Brighton October 2006)

FabricLive albums - Diplo / Spank Rock

Fantomas 'Suspended Animation' April 2005 calendar packaging

The Filaments 'Bastard Coppers'

Finders Keepers Records - especially Selda 'Selda'

Freelance Hellraiser 'A Stroke of Genius'

Gwen Stefani 'Hollaback Girl'

Hans Zimmer soundtrack for The Dark Knight

Head Automatica 'Beating Heart Baby'

Interpol 'Untitled' from 'Turn on the Bright Lights' / 'Antics'

Jackson and his Computer Band 'Smash' (+ 'Midnight Fuck remix' of M83 'Run Into Flowers')

Joanna Newsom 'Ys'

John Peel 1939 - 2004

Johnny Cash 'Hurt' / 'Walk The Line' (film) / 1932 - 2003

Joy Zipper 'American Whip'

Justin Timberlake 'Cry Me a River' / 'Rock Your Body' / 'Senorita'

Kings Magazine (2004 - 2 issues)

Larrikin Love 'Happy as Annie'

Laurent Garnier 'Unreasonable Behaviour'

LCD Soundsystem '45:33' / and everything else

Lethal Bizzle 'Pow!'

Lex Records artwork and packaging

Life Without Buildings 'The Leanover'

Madvillain 'Madvillainy'

Melt Banana 'Cell Scape'

MF Doom in any guise

Michael Jackson 1959 - 2009

Mohammed Rafi 'Jaan Pehechaan Ho' from Ghost World Soundtrack

My Chemical Romance 'I'm Not Okay (I Promise)' video

Ol Dirty Bastard 1968 - 2004

Quasimoto 'The Unseen' / 'Rapp Cats, pt. 3' from 'The Further Adventures of Lord Quas'

Regina Spektor 'On the Radio'

Regular Fries 'Eclipse' / 'Super Sonic Waves (James Bradfield Remix)'

Rilo Kiley 'Portions for Foxes' from 'More Adventurous'

Semifinalists 'Semifinalists'

The Shins 'Kissing The Lipless' from 'Chutes Too Narrow'

The Thermals 'No Culture Icons'

Tommy Guerrero 'Intro Lectric Chilli Goat' from Soul Food Taqueria

Usher ft. Lil Jon & Ludacris 'Yeah!'

Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Maps'

Spotify doesn't have a whole lot of this list, but here's a playlist using what it has got.

Included in this list are a few tracks/artists/albums which were not recorded in this decade, for instance albums such as KMD 'Bl_ck B_st_rds' which was released for the first time this decade after being due for release in 1994 then cancelled; and Selda 'Selda' which relatively unknown upon initial release in the 1970s but found significant acclaim upon it's Finders Keepers release in 2006.
I've also tried to include records from all parts of the decade, even though some tracks might sound relatively dated in comparison to the sounds of now, I felt it important to chart progression in this way, and while this list is habitually eclectic it is notably missing UKG, World Music, and Jazz; although many tracks feature Jazz vibes/influence.