Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pitchfork Concludes Decade Countdown

So Pitchfork finally filled us in on their picks for the 500 Greatest Songs of the 00's (isn't the decade still going on?). The countdown is complete and I have to say, people who commented on other blogs were pretty accurate. Their guesses were right. Here's the page with all the info your dying to find out about. And to save time, I'll just post the Top 20. Deal?

20. The Walkman - "The Rat" (2004)
19. R. Kelly - "Ignition (Remix)"
 (2002)
18. Hercules And Love Affair - "Blind" (2008)
17. Annie -"Heartbeat" (2004)
16. The Rapture - "House Of Jealous Lovers" (2002)
15. The Knife - "Heartbeats" (2002)
14. Jay-Z - "99 Problems" (2003)
13. LCD Soundsystem - "Losing My Edge" (2002)
12. OutKast - "Hey Ya!" (2003)
11. Gnarls Barkley - "Crazy" (2005)
10. Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)" (2004)
9. Animal Collective - "My Girls" (2009)
8. Radiohead - "Idioteque" (2000)
7. Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On" (2001)
6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps" (2003)
5. Daft Punk - "One More Time" (2000)
4. Beyoncé (Feat. Jay-Z) - "Crazy in Love" (2003)
3. M.I.A. (Feat. Bun B and Rich Boy) - "Paper Planes (Diplo Remix)" (2007)
2. LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends" (2007)
1. OutKast - "B.O.B." (2000)

I see a lot of hip/hop, R&B, and electronic music here. That has to be expected. They were very much apart of the decade. And whoa, a remix? I don't think I've ever heard the original "Ignition". Good to see Gnarls Barkley, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Daft Punk ranking high. But OutKast gets number one? I think Daft Punk deserved it over them.

What are your thoughts? Did Pitchfork do justice to this awkward decade? In my opinion - yes. But hey, we still have a few months to go in the decade. Anything can happen.

1 comment:

trollmaster said...

A top 500 is a large undertaking and there's no proper way to do it especially for a decade with every genre accounted for. The list itself is interesting, but I'm not really let down because I don't expect to agree with 99% of people's music's taste's for a full 500 songs.