Feb 3 2011

My Top 300 Songs of the 2000s – 60-51

Today I continue my ongoing feature showcasing my personal picks for the best songs of the past decade, posting ten songs at a time.

60. Andrew WK – Party Hard

I love how everyone initially detested this guy, as if I Get Wet wasn’t the most awesome thing they had ever heard ever.  Pitchfork, in their infinite indie wisdom, called this frat boy rock, which it probably is, in all truth, and gave it a 4.0.  Of course, years later, it made their best-of list for the decade.  Most people reneged on Andrew because you just can’t deny badassery, especially when it’s delivered in a completely earnest (but slightly exaggerated), multi-instrumental fashion.  “Party Hard” is the intro message WK seeks to deliver, and as history has shown, it’s anything but novelty.

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Jan 4 2011

Top 200 Tracks of 2010 – 150-101

150.

      1. Toro y Moi - Causers Of This

149.

      2. Toadies - Pink

148.

      3. Surfer Blood - Take It Easy

147.

      4. Local Natives - Warning Sign

146.

      5. Dominque Young Unique - War Talk

145.

      6. Magic Kids - Good To Be

144.

      7. Rihanna - Cheers (Drink To That)

143.

      8. Deftones - Royal

142.

      9. Wavves - Super Soaker

141.

      10. Thrift Store Cowboys - One Gentle Inch To Nine Violent Miles

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Jul 6 2010

Five MP3s You Must Grab 7/6/10

      1. Dent May - That-Feeling

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      2. The Thermals - I Don't Believe You

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      3. Rogue Wave - Permalight

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      4. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Beverly Kills

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      5. Gorillaz - Superfast Jellyfish (Ft. Gruff Rhys & De La Soul)

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Mar 13 2010

Suh-Puh-Ring Is Here: A 2010 Spring Break Mix

Yes, indeed.  Spring is upon us, and with it comes spring break, usually the best week of the entire year.  This year, for me, will be spent the same way I have spent every spring break for the past three years – at SXSW.  Posting on the blog will probably be a little spotty, so in lieu of that, I have compiled a small compilation of mostly new, mostly upbeat tracks to get you into the best season of the year.  Here’s to Spring Break 2010: may yours be as awesome as mine will be.

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Tracklist after the jump.

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