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  • Ask Metafilter's Best songs of the 2000s.

    Jul 26 2009, 11h02

    This is a composite list from the suggestions in this AskMetafilter thread. I plan to slice it up and turn some of the playable tracks into playlists. I'm not familiar with many of the artists or songs mentioned so apologies for any transcription errors.


    50 Cent - In Da Club
    Aaliyah - More Than A Woman
    Aeroplane - Whispers
    Air - Playground Love
    Akron/Family- Shoes, Lumen
    Alamo Race Track - Lee J. Cobb Is Screaming A Lot
    Alicia Keys - Fallin
    Alkaline Trio - Blue Carolina
    Aloha - Your Eyes
    Also Okkervil River - Unless It'S Kicks
    Amanda Palmer - Guitar Hero, The Point Of It All
    Amy Winehouse - Rehab, Me & Mr. Jones (Fuckery), You Know I'M No Good, And Back To Black
    Andrew Bird - A Nervous Tic Motion Of The Head To The Left,Fake Palindromes, Dark Matter, Spare-Ohs, Sovay,Tables And Chairs, Imitosis
    Animal Collective - Fireworks, My Girls, Peacebone, My Girls, Fireworks, Winter'S Love
    Annie - Heartbeat
    Antony And The Johnsons - Fistful Of Love, You Are My Sister
    Arab Strap - The Shy Retirer
    Architecture In Helsinki - Do The Whirlwind
    Art Brut - Emily Kane
    Arthur Nix -Jupiter Sunrise
    Atmosphere - Guarantees, Yesterday
    Autolux Turnstile - Blues
    Baby / Clipse - What Happened To That Boy
    Babyshambles - Albion
    Bad Religion - Sorrow, Before You Die
    Badly Drawn Boy - How?
    Balkan Beat Box - Adir Adrimi
    Band Of Horses - The General Specific
    Barenaked Ladies - Testing 1, 2, 3, War On Drugs
    Bat For Lashes - Trophy
    Battles' - Tonto
    Beck - Lonesome Tears, Lost Cause, Missing, Cellphone'S Dead, The Golden Age
    Beirut - Carousels, Postcards From Italy, Scenic World (The Lon Gisland Ep Version), Nantes
    Belle & Sebastian - Another Sunny Day, Piazza, New York Catcher, I'M A Cuckoo, Sukie In The Graveyard, Storytelling, Big John Shaft
    Ben Folds Five - The Luckiest
    Ben Lee - Catch My Disease
    Beulah - A Good Man Is Easy To Kill
    Beyoncé - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
    Bilal - Fast Lane
    Bjork - Hidden Place - Pleasure Is All Mine
    Black Angels - Black Grease
    Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow,My Humps
    Black Kids - I'M Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You, Hit The Heartbrakes
    Black Mountain - Druganaut
    Blitzen Trapper - Furr
    Bloc Party - Banquet, Blue Light, Banquet, This Modern Love, Skeleton
    Blonde Redhead - Spring And Summer By Fall
    Bloodhound Gang - Pennsylvania
    Bob Dylan - Mississippi, Sugar Baby
    Bon Iver - Skinny Love
    Brandy - Full Moon
    British Sea Power - It Ended On An Oily Stage
    Britney Spears - Womanizer, Toxic
    Broken Social Scene - Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl
    Cake - End Of The Movie, Short Skirt, Long Jacket, Wheels
    Cansei De Ser Sexy - Let'S Make Love And Listen To Death From Above
    Carbon Leaf - Desperation Song, What About Everything
    Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - New Year's Kiss
    Cat Empire - Lullaby
    Cat Power - He War
    Cato Salsa Experience - So, The Circus Is Back In Town
    Chantal Kreviazuk - Feels Like Home
    Chris Smither -Leave The Light On
    Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man
    Chromatics - I Want Your Love, Healer
    Ciara - Oh
    City And Colour – Hello, I'm In Delaware
    Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Underwater (You And Me), Is This Love?
    Cloud Cult - Pretty Voice
    Cocorosie - By Your Side, Armageddon
    Cold War Kids - Saint John, Something Is Not Right With Me
    Counting Crows -Hard Candy
    Daft Punk - Robot Rock, Harder Better Faster Stronger
    Damien Rice - The Blower'S Daughter, Amie
    Daniel Bedingfield - Gotta Get Thru This
    Dashboard Confessional - Stolen
    David Gray - Freedom
    Dead Confederate - The Rat
    Death From Above 1979 - Romantic Rights
    Death Set - Negative Thinking
    Death from Above - Sexy Results
    Desert Sessions - I Wanna Make It Wit Chu
    Devendra Banhart - Just Like A Child, Lover
    Devin The Dude - Lacville '79
    Dido - Thank You
    Diplo - Must Be A Devil
    Dirty Vegas - Days Go By
    Dizzee Rascal - Dance Wiv Me
    Dr. Dog - Easy Beat, The Rabbit, The Bat & The Reindeer, Heart It Races, My Old Ways
    Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To Boston
    Duffy - Warwick Avenue
    Eagles Of Death Metal - Only Want You
    Early Day Miners - Errance
    Editors – The Weight Of The World, Munich
    Eisley - Trolleywood
    Elbow - One Day Like This
    Elliott Smith - Twilight
    Elvis Perkins - While You Were Sleeping
    Eminem - Lose Yourself, Maybe Stan
    Eric Hutchinsen - Rock & Roll
    Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
    Exploding Hearts - Modern Kicks
    Faith Evans - You Gets No Love
    Falling Slowly - Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
    Fannypack - Hey Mami
    Feist - 1234, Mushaboom, I Feel It All, Inside+Out
    Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
    Firewater - Electric City, Banghra Bros
    Fischerspooner - Emerge
    Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
    Flight Of The Conchords - Business Time, Carol Brown
    Flobots - Combat
    Flogging Molly - Black Friday Rule, Life In Tenement Square
    Florence And The Machine'S - Rabbit Heart (Raise It Up)
    Flunk - Spring To Kingdom Come, I've Been Waiting All My Life To Leave You
    Fourtet - She Moves She
    Friendly Fires - Jump In The Pool, Paris
    Frightened Rabbit - The Twist
    Fuck Buttons - Sweet Love For Planet Earth
    Gaslight Anthem - Meet Me By The River'S Edge, Great Expectations
    Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
    Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
    Gomez - See The World, Girlshapedlovedrug
    Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood, Dare, Feel Good Inc.
    Grizzly Bear - Knife, Two Weeks, Two Weeks
    Guster - One Man Wrecking Machine, Manifest Destiny,Amsterdam, Satellite
    Gwen Stefani - Sweet Escape, What You Waiting For
    Hafdis Huld - Tomoko
    Harvey Danger - Wine, Women And Song, Sometimes You Have To Work On Christmas
    Hello Saferide - The Quiz
    Hercvles And Love Affair - Blind
    Hot Chip - Over & Over
    Hot Snakes - Our Work Fills The Pews,Plenty For All
    Iaw - Jesus The Mexican Boy
    Ike Reilly - Hip Hop Thighs
    Interpol – Evil, The Heinrich Maneuver, Specialist, Slow Hands, Nyc, Stella Was A Diver And She Was Always Down, Obstacle 1
    Iron & Wine - Sodom, South Georgia, Upward Over The Mountain, The Trapeze Swinger, Jimmy Eat World, My Sundown
    Islands - Creeper
    Jack Johnson - Better Together, Banana Pancakes, Bubble Toes
    Jack'S Mannequin - Into The Airwaves, Dark Blue
    Jamie Lidell - Wait For Me
    Japanther - Challenge
    Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
    Jason Webley - Still, Icarus
    Jay-Z - 99 Problems
    Jeffrey Lewis - Back When I Was 4
    Jenny Wilson - Love & Youth
    Jens Lekman - Maple Leaves, Your Beat Kicks Back Like Death
    Jeremy Fisher - High School
    Jimmy Eat World - Authority Song, Work, 23
    Joanna Newsom - Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie, Cosmia
    Joe Purdy- Wash Away
    Joe Strummer And The Mescaleros - Mondo Bongo
    John Hiatt -Take It Down
    John Mayer - Gravity, Split Screen Sadness, Daughters, No Such Thing, Your Body Is A Wonderland
    Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around
    Jonathan Coulton - Re: Your Brains, Still Alive
    Jose Gonzales - Save Your Day
    Josephine Foster - Crackerjack Fool
    Josh Ritter - Girl In The War
    Junior Boys - Fm
    Justice - D.A.N.C.E
    Justice Vs. Simian - We Are Your Friends
    Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River, Sexyback
    Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby, The Angry Mob
    Kanye West - Love Lockdown, Jesus Walks
    Katatonia - Deliberation
    Kate I Wait- Ariel Pink
    Kate Nash - Mouthwash
    Keyshia Cole - I Just Want It To Be Over
    Kimya Dawson - I Like Giants
    Kings Of Convenience - Parallel Lines, Winning A Battle, Losing The War
    Kings Of Leon – Sex On Fire, Milk, Taper Jean Girl, Molly'S Chambers, Talahina Sky, The Bucket
    Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
    La Roux -In For The Kill
    Ladyhawk - The Dugout
    Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
    Lcd Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing At My House, All My Friends, Losing My Edge
    Lenka - Trouble Is A Friend
    Life Without Buildings - The Leanover
    Lil Wayne A Milli - Hustler Musik
    Los Campesinos! – Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks, You! Me! Dancing!, Documented Minor Emotional Breakdown #1, My Year In Lists
    Low - Monkey
    Lumidee - Never Leave You
    Lykke Li - Breaking It Up
    M. Ward & Zooey Deschanel - Never Had Nobody Like You
    M. Ward - Headed For A Fall
    M83 - Don'T Save Us From The Flames
    MGMT - Kids
    Magnolia Electric Co. - The Dark Don'T Hide It
    Malcolm Middleton - Fight Like The Night
    Maps - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    Margot & The Nuclear So & Sos - As Tall As Cliffs
    Maroon 5 - This Love
    Mason Jennings - Confidant,Your New Man, Beautiful Man
    Massive Attack - Angel
    Mates Of State - Ha Ha -
    Maxïmo Park – The Coast Is Always Changing, Girls Who Play Guitars, Books From Boxes, Apply Some Pressure
    Menomena - Weird Or Evil Bee
    Metric – Help I'M Alive, Combat Baby, Poster Of A Girl, Combat Baby, Patriarch On A Vespa, Monster Hospital
    Mew - The Zookeeper's Boy
    Mia - Paper Planes, Paper Planes ,Bingo
    Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
    Midlake - Head Home, Roscoe
    Miley Cyrus - See You Again
    Miss Kittin And Golden Boy - Rippin Kittin
    Missy Elliott - Get Your Freak On
    Modest Mouse - Dashboard, Float On, The Stars Are Projectors
    Moldy Peaches - Steak For Chicken
    Motion City Soundtrack - The Future Freaks Me Out
    Mountain Goats - The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton
    Murder By Death - Ash, Comin' Home
    Muse – Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole
    My Morning Jacket - What A Wonderful Man
    Mystikal - Bouncin Back
    Ne-Yo F/Mary J Blige (Remix) - Do You
    Neko Case - This Tornado Loves You
    Nelly Furtado - Say It Right
    Neutral Milk Hotel - Holland 1945
    New Order - Turn My Way
    Nickel Creek - Somebody More Like You
    Nine Inch Nails - Every Day Is Exactly The Same, Capital G
    No Doubt - Bathwater
    Noah & The Whale - 5 Years Time
    Norah Jones - Don'T Know Why
    O'Death - Busted Old Church
    OK Go - It'S Tough To Have A Crush
    Okkervil River - Unless It's Kicks, A King And A Queen, Okkervil River Song, Song Of Our So-Called Friend, The Latest Toughs
    Old 97s - Timebomb
    Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel, Caroline.
    Oren Lavie - Her Morning Elegance
    Origin Of The Species -Chris Smither
    Outkast - Ms Jackson, Bob, Hey Ya
    Ozma - Heartache Vs. Heartbreak
    PJ Harvey - We Float
    Panda Bear - Bros, Comfy In Nautica
    Paulo Nutini - New Shoes
    Peaches - Operate
    Peter Bjorn & John - Young Folks
    Phoenix - Lisztomania
    Ping Pong Song - Optimus Rhyme
    Placebo - Because I Want You, The Bitter End, Infrared
    Pretty Girls Make Graves - The Teeth Collector
    Prog - Pinback
    Queens Of The Stone Age - The Sky Is Fallin'
    Röyksopp - Remind Me (Someone Else'S Mix)
    Raconteurs - Old Enough
    Rapture - House Of Jealous Lovers
    Rasputina - Hunter'S Kiss, In Old Yellowcake, Our Lies
    Ray Lamontagne - Trouble
    Reindeer Section - Your Sweet Voice
    Rihanna - Take A Bow, Umbrella, S.O.S.
    Rilo Kiley - Portions For Foxes
    Rod Lee - Dance My Pain Away
    Rogue Wave - Bird On A Wire, Publish My Love
    Romantica - The National Side
    Roots Manuva - Colossal Insight
    Ryan Adams - Answering Bell, Meadowlake Street
    Santogold - Les Artistes
    Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
    Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings -Tell Me, Nobody'S Baby
    Sigur Ros - Hoppipolla
    Silverchair - Straightlines
    Sleater-Kinney - Jumpers, Modern Girl
    Snow Patrol - Run
    Someone Still Loves You Boris Yelstin - Think I Wanna Die
    Something Corporate - Konstantine
    Sondre Lerche - My Hands Are Shaking, Sleep On Needles, Modern Nature
    Spoon - I Turn My Camera On, The Underdog
    Stars- Your Ex-Lover Is Dead
    State Radio - Keepsake
    Stellastarr - My Coco, Sweet Troubled Soul, Jenny
    Strays Don't Sleep - For Blue Skies
    Sufjan Stevens - Chicago, Holland
    Sun Kil Moon - Lost Verses
    Sunshine Anderson - Heard It All Before
    T-Pain - Bartender
    T.I. - What You Know, Rubberband Man
    Talib Kwelli - Get By
    Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - Hearts Of Oak, Counting Down The Hours
    Tegan & Sara - I Know I Know I Know, Walking With A Ghost
    The Be Good Tanyas - The Littlest Birds
    The Birthday Massacre - The Dream, Unfamiliar, Red Stars
    The Black Keys - I'Ll Be Your Man
    The Blow - Hey Boy
    The Brendan Hines - Hard To Kill
    The Briefs - Stuck On You
    The Broken West - Down In The Valley
    The Brunettes - Loopy Loopy Love
    The Cinematic Orchestra (Feat Roots Manuva) - All Things To All Men
    The Clientele - Bookshop Casanova
    The Cribs - Hey Scenesters
    The Darkness - I Believe In A Thing Called Love
    The Decemberists - July! July!, 16 Military Wives, California One/Youth And Beauty Brigade, O Valencia!,O New England, We Both Go Down Together
    The Dream - Rockin That Thing
    The Drive-By Truckers - Danko/Manuel
    The Elected - Fireflies In A Steel Mill
    The Faint - Agenda Suicide
    The Features - Wooden Heart, Dark Room
    The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
    The Format - Dog Problems, Tie The Rope, The Compromise
    The Frames - Finally, Perfect Opening Line
    The Fratellis - Flathead, For The Girl
    The Futureheads - A To B
    The Go! Team - Panther Dash, Huddle Formation
    The Good Life - [November] Lovers Need Lawyers
    The Gossip - Standing In The Way Of Control
    The Hold Steady - Stay Positive, Stuck Between Stations
    The Joel Plaskett Emergency - Nowhere With You
    The Killers - Mr. Brightside, Read My Mind
    The Kills - No Wow
    The Knife – Heartbeats, Marble House, Silent Shout, We Share Our Mother's Health
    The Kooks - She Moves In Her Own Way
    The Lonely Island - I'm On A Boat, Jizz In My Pants
    The Magic Numbers - This Love"
    The Magnetic Fields - Too Drunk To Dream
    The Morning Benders - Damnit Anna
    The Mountain Goats - No Children
    The National - Fake Empire, We Share Our Mother'S Health, Mr November, Abel, Mistaken For Strangers
    The New Pornographers - Sing Me Spanish Techno, Letter From An Occupant. The Laws Have Changed, Or It'S Only Divine Right, Twin Cinema
    The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - Come Saturday, Stay Alive
    The Philosopher Kings - Out Of The Blue
    The Real Tuesday Weld - Blood Sugar Love, Dorothy Parker Blues
    The Roots - The Seed 2.0
    The Rural Alberta Advantage - The Deathbridge In Lethbridge
    The Scissor Sisters - Laura, I Don't Feel Like Dancin'
    The Shins - Kissing The Lipless, New Slang
    The Soundtrack Of Our Lives - Sister Surround
    The Stills - Lola Stars And Stripes
    The Temper Trap – Sweet Disposition
    The Thermals - Pillar Of Salt
    The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name, Fruit Machine
    The Unicorns - I Was Born A Unicorn
    The Usuals - Salty Coffee
    The Von Bondies - C'Mon C'Mon
    The Walkingbirds - One Sure Thing
    The Weakerthans - Civil Twilight
    The Weepies - Nobody Knows Me At All
    The White Stripes - Seven Nation Army, The Hardest Button To Button, Icky Thump, Black Jack Davey, Tennessee Border
    The Wrens - She Sends Kisses, This Boy Is Exhausted, 13 Months In 6 Minutes
    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control, Zero, Maps
    They Might Be Giants - The Bird Of The Bee Of The Moth, Another First Kiss
    Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon
    Three Six Mafia - Stay Fly
    Tilly And The Wall - Beat Control, Pot Kettle Black
    Titus Andronicus - Fear And Loathing In Mahwah, Nj, Upon Viewing Brueghel'S'Landscape With The Fall Of Icarus'"
    Tom Waits - Lie To Me, Never Let Go, You Can Never Hold Back Spring
    Trail Of Dead - Another Morning Stoner
    Tv On The Radio - Wolf Like Me, Young Liars, Golden Age
    Tweet - Call Me
    Usher - Yeah
    Vampire Weekend - Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, The Kids Don'T Stand A Chance
    Vega4 - Life Is Beautiful
    Voxtrot - The Start Of Something
    Weezer - Pork And Beans
    White Stripes - Seven Nation Army, Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground
    Why? - Fatalist Palmistry Or Simeon'S Dilemma, Gemini (Birthday Song)
    Wilco - Candyfloss, I'm The Man Who Loves You, Heavy Metal Drummer
    Wildchild - Renegade Master
    Wiley - Wearing My Rolex
    William Fitzsimmons – Find My Way Home
    Wolf Like Me - Tv On The Radio
    Wolf Parade - Shine A Light,This Heart'S On Fire, California Dreamer, You Are A Runner..., Grounds For Divorce, I'll Believe In Anything
    Woods - Rain On
    Yeasayer - Sunrise, 2080
    Yelle - Je Veux Te Voir
    Young Dro - Rubberband Banks
    Yung La/Young Dro/T.I. - Ain'T I
  • What sort of music might give chimps the chills?

    Out 8 2007, 20h41

    A Biological Perspective on Musical Appreciation - looks at what might be so advantageous about the way that humans love music. Also compares our reaction to the way that other animals react to sounds.