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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Millennium Playlist Day Four: #40-21

40. Pikko - Kill With A Dance (2007)
Best bit - 0:32 The vocals, unlike anything else out there. You love it or you hate it.

39. Surferosa - Saturday Night (2003)
Best bit - 2:07 The guitar riff returns, stripped of everything else. A brief respite before more craziness.

38. Hedwig & The Angry Inch - Wig In A Box (2001)
Best bit - 1:34 Guitar pops up and heralds the shift from piano ballad to rollicking, theatrical glam anthem.

37. Melody Club - Destiny Calling (2006)
Best bit - 1:54 The build-up towards the end. Great lyrics, great melody.

36. Alphabeat - Touch Me, Touching You (2008)
Best bit - 2:17 I can't even describe how awesome this guitar is. One of the funkiest things ever.

35. The Zutons - Valerie (2006)
Best bit - 0:29 Beautiful bridge to a fantastic chorus. My favorite indie-ish guitar song of the decade.

34. The Ark - Absolutely No Decorum (2007)
Best bit - 0:00 Massive opening, with choirs or synths or guitars or whatever they are. It's like Heaven opening up.

33. The Mo - Howl In The Jungle (2004)
Best bit - 2:26 "C'mon town!" Always loved that.

32. Lil' Chris - Gettin' Enough?!? (2006)
Best bit - 2:30 Last chorus. My favorite teen-singer song of the 00's.

31. Lady Gaga - Bad Romance (2009)
Best bit - 3:39 Thus begins the final build-up. So dramatic.

30. Scissor Sisters - Don't Feel Like Dancing (2006)
Best bit - 0:18 The moment, on the album version, when the beat drops in.

29. The Ark - Tell Me This Night Is Over (2003)
Best bit - 3:35 Enter the gospel choir. Best use of a choir this decade.

28. Superfamily - The Radio Has Expressed Concerns About What You Did Last Night (2007)
Best bit - 0:38 The synths take you to the stratosphere. Huge track.

27. The Ark - Echo Chamber (2001)
Best bit - 1:11 Delicate, than scolding. Love the lyrics in this song.

26. Robyn - Be Mine! (2005)
Best bit - 0:00 The moment those Eleanor Rigby strings kick in, you know you're in for something special. Robyn's reinvention.

25. Laakso & Peter Jöback - Italy vs. Helsinki (2006)
Best bit - 0:51 The first time the voices come together. It's magical from here on.

24. Bodies Without Organs - Open Door (2005)
Best bit - 2:06 I love it when ballads break out the beats for a few seconds. A jolt of urgency.

23. Alphabeat - Fascination (2007)
Best bit - 2:18 As the chanting grows more frantic, this reaches pop perfection.

22. Bodies Without Organs - Sixteen Tons Of Hardware (2005)
Best bit - 0:47 So ridiculously cheesy/stupid that it becomes absolutely epic.

21. MGMT - Time To Pretend (2008)
Best bit - 2:14 Just love these lyrics.

40-21 by milproj3

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2 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

couple of songs here that actually got me into acts - it was Open Door that uh opened the door to my ongoing love affair with BWO; and it was definitely you and Absolutely No Decorum that got me heavily into The Ark. Are they coming back anytime soon?!

10:33 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

That's so weird! Open Door was the song that got me to buy BWO's first cd as well! I liked their singles up to it, but this was the first time they proved to me they could do more than just the electro thing.
As for the Ark, their new album comes out in the spring!!! SO excited :)

6:23 PM  

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