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mp3s :: Best Songs Of The Aughts > 2000-2004

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Welcome to part one of GIMME TINNITUS’ Best Songs Of The Aughts where we look back on the best songs of 2000-2004.

Back when all the “best of the decade” whoopla started earlier this year (with Pitchfork’s Best Of), I began thinking about the songs I would have blogged about had I actually been blogging (or let’s say posting about music on an angelfire page) way back in 2000. I sifted through many tracks to come up with this list, and I hope it helps you reconnect with some tracks you may have forgotten or better yet connect with something you may have missed.

The blog-o-sphere has been in a “best of the decade” craze of late, with all kinds of lists… here and here and here and here and here and here and here. There is even an aggregated page over at largehearted boy specifically for the topic.

Enough setup, here are the songs…

Downloadables + Streamables:

1. Small Stakes (mp3) by Spoon
(buy from the band)

2. Alan Is A Cowboy Killer (mp3) by mclusky
(buy it)

3. OK Apartment (mp3) by The Oranges Band
(buy it)

4. Speakers Push The Air (mp3) by Pretty Girls Make Graves
(buy it)

5. The National Anthem (youtube) by Radiohead
(buy it)

6. Rebellion (Lies) (mp3) by Arcade Fire
(buy from the band)

7. Cause = Time (mp3) by Broken Social Scene
(buy from the label)

8. The Lost Art Of Keeping A Secret (mp3) by Queens Of The Stone Age
(buy it)

9. You’re No Rock N’ Roll Fun (mp3) by Sleater-Kinney
(buy from the label)

10. Sentimental Man (mp3) by Dismemberment Plan
(buy from the label)

11. 3rd Planet (youtube) by Modest Mouse
(buy it)

12. Black History Month (mp3) by Death From Above 1979
(buy it)

13. My Girlfriend’s Best Friend by The Sun
(stream sample/buy it)

14. Without MSG I Am Nothing (mp3) by mclusky
(buy it)

15. No Jumper Cables (mp3) by Aesop Rock
(buy from the label)

16. Black Metal (mp3) by The Forms
(buy from the label)

17. The Return Of Evil Bill (mp3) by Clinic
(buy from the label)

18. 99 Problems (torrent) by Jay-Z and The Beatles as mashed by Danger Mouse
(not for sale)

19. Barely Legal (youtube) by The Strokes
(buy it)

20. Two Bit Rhythm (M.I.A. Mix) (mp3) by M.I.A.
(for sale in the UK)

21. Spiders (Kidsmoke) (youtube) by Wilco
(buy from the band)

22. PDA (youtube) by Interpol
(buy from the label)

23. Braintrust (mp3) by Hot Snakes
(buy it)

24. Where Have All The Rude Boys Gone? (mp3) by Ted Leo + The Pharmacists
(buy it)

25. Staring At The Sun (mp3) by TV On The Radio
(buy it)

26. Powdered Wig Machine (feat. PJ Harvey) (mp3) by Desert Sessions
(buy it)

27. Everything Hits At Once (mp3) by Spoon
(buy from the band)

28. Fell In Love With A Girl (youtube) by The White Stripes
(buy it)

29. Slow Rt. Hand (mp3) by Califone
(buy from label)

30. Short Term Effects (mp3) by Motico
(not for sale)

31. Cashout (mp3) by Fugazi
(buy from label)

32. Freedom (mp3) by J Mascis & The Fog
(buy it used)

33. Panic Bullets (mp3) by Skeleton Key
(buy from label)

34. Mr. You’re On Fire Mr. (mp3) by Liars
(buy it)

35. Free (mp3) by Cat Power
(buy from label)

36. Watch Song (mp3) by Shellac
(buy from label)

37. Know Your Onion! (mp3) by The Shins
(buy from label)

38. Huddle Formation (mp3) by The Go! Team
(buy from label)

Also, be sure to check out part two of the Best Songs Of The Aughts 2005-2009. I have not decided whether I will tackle the topic of best albums yet, but the decade isn’t over (though I am running out of time here).

Best Of The Aughts

TONIGHT: The Forms / These Are Powers / Enon

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Where: The Bell House
Oh My Rockness Profile is here.

When: Tonight 4/9 @ 7:30pm / 18+ / $12

Who: The Forms
last.fm Description: “wiry, punchy indie pop”
Listen: Getting It Back (mp3)
Listen More: Redgun (mp3)

Who: These Are Powers
last.fm Description: “Exotic, abstract, hand-crafted sounds—made, found and electronically born”
Listen: Double Double Yolk (mp3)
Listen More: Chipping Ice (mp3)

Who: Enon
last.fm Description: “After Brainiac’s disbandment, guitarist Schmersal teamed up with ex-Skeleton Key members Lee and Calhoon to form Enon.”
Listen: Mirror On You (mp3)
Listen More: Natural Disasters (mp3)

Why: Did you look at that bill? Every freakin’ band is amazing. Go to this show (provided your mom won’t plotz)!

The Forms Drum Kit