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Old April 18 2009, 05:57 AM   #1
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The 2000s in music (yet another video retrospective)

Well, we've had the 80s music thread, the 90s music thread, and seeing as the current decade has only a few months left to run, now would be a good time to review the years 2000-2009 in popular music.

OK, the music of the last 10 years has been nothing but rubbish, I hear you say. [What he said - everyone] I thought that too when I thought about the music from the previous decade themed threads - and how wrong I was proven, with the (mostly good) memories flooding back from classic hits and long-forgotten gems. Perhaps by trawling through the good, the bad and the ugly of the 2000s others may feel the same way too? [No - everyone else]

Some of the songs I liked from the last 10 years anyway (your mileage may vary):


"Burn Baby Burn" - Ash

"New Born" - Muse

"My Doorbell" - The White Stripes

"I Believe In A Thing Called Love" - The Darkness

"Don't Mug Yourself" - The Streets

"When The Sun Goes Down" - Arctic Monkeys

"Feel Good Inc." - Gorillaz

"Crazy" - Gnarls Barkley

"The Importance of Being Idle" - Oasis

"Ooh Wee" - Mark Ronson feat. Ghostface, Trife & Nate Dogg

"Ooh La La" - Goldfrapp

"Oh My God" - Kaiser Chiefs
(no, the decade was not known for its imaginative song titles... )

"Paper Planes" - MIA

"Chelsea Dagger" - The Fratellis

One interesting thing was that at one point, the same record was released by three different bands, under different titles:

"Take Me Out" - Franz Ferdinand

"Paralyzer" - Finger Eleven

"Shut Up And Let Me Go" - The Ting Tings

[[facepalm] - everyone]
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Old April 18 2009, 06:33 AM   #2
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Re: The 2000s in music (yet another video retrospective)

Anything from LCD Soundsystem

For example

LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends - Better Quality Extended Version

or

LCD Soundsystem - North American Scum

or

LCD Soundsystem - Movement

or

LCD Soundsystem - Losing My Edge

or

LCD Soundsystem - Daft Punk Is Playing

You get the idea
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Old April 18 2009, 07:28 AM   #3
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I'll add some that come to mind:

"Obsolete" - Mute Math (If you watch nothing else in the list, watch this)
"Your Ex-Lover is Dead" - Stars
"Ohio" - Over the Rhine (no video, unfortunately)
"To the Dogs or Whoever" - Josh Ritter
"The Cure for Pain" - Jon Foreman
"Empire" - Kasabian (I'm always impressed by this video's production values)
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Old April 18 2009, 01:56 PM   #4
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Re: The 2000s in music (yet another video retrospective)

Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch

Linkin Park • In The End

Melanie C - Never Be The Same Again


Morcheeba - Otherwise

Novastar - Wrong

The Presidents of the USA - Lump

Queens Of The Stone Age - Go With The Flow

Reef - Come Back Brighter

Sugababes - Overload

Within Temptation - Ice Queen

3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
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Old April 18 2009, 04:37 PM   #5
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I'm thought "Lump" was from the 90s?
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Old April 18 2009, 06:58 PM   #6
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I'm thought "Lump" was from the 90s?
It is. I'm not sure of the year, but I know Weird Al spoofed it on his 1996 album, so... yeah.

Anyway, songs that I've enjoyed:

"No Cars Go" - Arcade Fire

"16 Military Wives" - The Decemberists

"Frontier Psychiatrist" - The Avalanches (This one wins for trippiest music video, too)

"Walk Away" - Barlow

"Too Little Too Late" - Barenaked Ladies

"A Lifetime" - Better Than Ezra

"Yer Not the Ocean" - The Tragically Hip

"Berlin" - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

"1985" - Bowling For Soup (I'm not sure why I like this song... normally, I loathe most of the pop-punk music of the late-90s and early-2000s)

"Comfort Eagle" - Cake

"We Used to be Friends" - The Dandy Warhols (Excuse the oddness of this video, there didn't seem to be an official one)

"Someone to Love" - Fountains of Wayne

"Are You Gonna Be My Girl?" - Jet

"Still Alive" - GLaDOS\Jonathan Coulton

"Brother Down" - Sam Roberts
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Old April 18 2009, 08:18 PM   #7
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"Life Wasted" - Pearl Jam
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Old April 19 2009, 08:03 AM   #8
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Some more highlights of the decade:

"Yeah!" - Usher feat. Lil' John & Ludacris

"Rock Your Body" - Justin Timberlake

"Lose Yourself" - Eminem

"Crazy In Love" - Beyoncé feat. Jay-Z




It was also the decade where everyone wanted to "do" Mashup:

"Freak Like Me" - Sugababes (taking on both Adina Howard and the Tubeway Army)

"All Summer Long" - Kid Rock (melding Warren Zevon and Lynyrd Skynyrd)

"Genie in a Bottle" - Speedway (citing the famous Christina Aguilera and The Strokes mashup)

"Being Nobody" - Richard X vs. Liberty X (the same guy behind the Sugababes track, this time merging The Human League and Rufus & Chaka Khan)
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Old April 19 2009, 10:10 AM   #9
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Re: The 2000s in music (yet another video retrospective)

Sure, the 2000's were great!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joEAb_y7ZYA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cw9km0sOP3c
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5Hv0tsvpyU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNQpLFns-CA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzS2AMvppwA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t0GRH3yoiI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkUykSw7Tgg

But on the other hand, they fuckin' sucked ass!
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ngf5Oo_XrjI[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI7oiI4H4nM[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtnf9EqijT0[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfCmYyG-yg4[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKAIlrkSZOg[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDFEoCOhRZQ[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIwm9jUjLvk[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6wXU6DtouY[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#810081]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqWzWMhaKtg[/COLOR]
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Old April 19 2009, 11:26 AM   #10
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Re: The 2000s in music (yet another video retrospective)

PARAMORE- Misery Business

Royksopp - Remind Me

India.Arie - Video

Weezer - Beverly Hills

Supergrass - Diamond Hoo Ha Man

Sharleen Spiteri - It Was You

Razorlight - America

Racoon - Feel like flying


The Presidents Of The USA - mixed up s.o.b.

N*E*R*D - Rock Star

James Morrison - Broken Strings

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Old April 19 2009, 12:28 PM   #11
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Re: The 2000s in music (yet another video retrospective)

A few more favourites:

"You Give Me Something" - James Morrison

"Seven Nation Army" - White Stripes

"Knights of Cydonia" - Muse (worth it for the video alone )

"Clint Eastwood" - Gorillaz

"Shoot The Runner" - Kasabian

"Juxtapozed with U" - Super Furry Animals

"The Masses Against The Classes" - Manic Street Preachers (the first new UK #1 of 2000!)
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Old April 19 2009, 01:23 PM   #12
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Off the top of my head:

The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize? (Live video) or Fight Test
Björk - Pagan Poetry (Live video)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Date With The Night
Madonna - Don't Tell Me
Nelly Furtado - Maneater
MIA - Bucky Done Gun or Jimmy
Ladytron - Destroy Everything You Touch
Girls Aloud - The Show
Roisin Murphy - You Know Me Better
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me
Daft Punk - Digital Love
Missy Elliott - 4 My People
The New Pornographers - The Laws Have Changed
Basement Jaxx - Romeo
Outkast - B.O.B.
Annie - Heartbeat
PJ Harvey - Good Fortune
Death From Above 1979 - Romantic Rights
Neko Case - Things That Scare Me
Mirah - Promise To Me
Kleerup - With Every Heartbeat
The Postal Service - Such Great Height

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Old April 19 2009, 08:02 PM   #13
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Girls Aloud - Biology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JU4cUGClr-8
Depeche Mode - Wrong (which is already my song of the year for 2009) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bsXOcK9_Cw
Depeche Mode - Dream On http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHL8HVL5alk
Elbow - Grounds for Divorce http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFtmR8GeIYw
Queens of the Stone Age - No One Knows http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmFKgB1DStc
The Mars Volta - Inertiatic ESP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cdSiAgz1XU
Muse - Hysteria http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJg8U0QMXEQ
System of a Down - Aerials http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwNXvQ2OK_k
Tool - Schism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhjG47gtMCo
Hot Chip - Over and Over http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gs9NgGZkErU
Hell is for Heroes - You Drove Me to It (which apparently had the first ever interactive music video, or so MTV claimed at the time!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2W2rD1oUWWk
Mínus - The Long Face http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHT_N...rom=PL&index=4
SikTh - How May I Help You? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-BzWuc16GE
A Perfect Circle - The Outsider http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rMSvEJMPvU&feature=fvsr
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQARjDwHNtQ
At the Drive-In - One Armed Scissor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He6zv...rom=PL&index=4
Rammstein - Sonne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfHlA3fmJG0

I'll stop there for now. Frankly as far as I'm concerned this decade has been brilliant - all you need to do is look beyond the dross that fills the charts and it soon easily holds up to the 90s and 80s.
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Old April 20 2009, 01:32 AM   #14
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Nerdius Maximus wrote: View Post
But on the other hand, they fuckin' sucked ass!
"Our long national nightmare is over." - President Gerald R. Ford

Then again, each decade from the 1970's on seems to be worse than the last one. I fear what sort of drivel will be in store for the 2010's. Time for some nostalgia bars like the Cafe 80's in Back to the Future Part II, I guess....
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Old April 20 2009, 05:17 AM   #15
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But on the other hand, they fuckin' sucked ass!
"Our long national nightmare is over." - President Gerald R. Ford

Then again, each decade from the 1970's on seems to be worse than the last one. I fear what sort of drivel will be in store for the 2010's. Time for some nostalgia bars like the Cafe 80's in Back to the Future Part II, I guess....
I would love that! But I do think that each decade has had its share of crap and its share of good stuff. The difference with this current decade and decades past is that there's virtually no good "mainstream" music anymore. I mean, there's a little here and there, but for the most part I don't even understand how people can listen to the radio anymore.
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