So, everyone else seems to be putting together some pretty cool "best of" lists for the decade. Since I aspire to be a music connoisseur, I thought I'd start with my favorite songs.
Let me begin by saying that this is not intended to be a best of list, but a list of songs I enjoyed. I am a late arriver to the "ipod generation", having an ipod for the first time only a 2-3 years ago. So my primary judgement will be how much I listened to it. Consequently my list will be heavily skewed by the last few years.
Anyways, in no particular order:
Regina Spektor - Fidelity (Begin to Hope):
Andrew Bird - Scythian Empire (Armchair Apocrypha)
The National - (Boxer) This entire album is phenomenal. Here's "Fake Empire" as a sample:
Spoon - Underdog (Ga ga ga ga ga)
Editors - Smokers outside the hospital doors (The End Has a Start)
Mika - Grace Kelly (Life in cartoon motion)
The New Pornographers (Twin Cinema) This one I put on for the entire album. And before anyone yells at me for the name of the band, it is taken from a Jimmy Swaggert quote "Music is the new pornography". Here's "The Bleeding Heart Show" as a sample.
Jars of Clay (Good Monsters) Again, an entire album for the list. Here's "Dead Man" as a sample:
Steven Curtis Chapman - Heaven is the Face (Beauty Will Rise). Note, I'm not usually a SCC fan. In fact, historically, I've been an anti-SCC fan. But this song (and others from this album) are incredible.
Arcade Fire had two albums come out this decade: Funeral and Neon Bible. Both are excellent. Intervention is my favorite from both:
And last on this list is William Shatner's version of the Pulp's Common People (Has Been).