Saturday, 9 January 2010

TSP's Top 300 of the 2000's - Parts four, five and six

Because I totally forgot I still had to do this..

150 - New Young Pony Club – Get Lucky
149 - Hard-Fi - Cash Machine

148 - The Others - Stan Bowles
Other than this song they were probably the worst band in history.

147 - The Young Knives - Weekends and Bleak Days (Hot Summer)
146 - Black Box Recorder - Start As You Mean To Go On

145 - Giant Drag - You Fuck Like My Dad
And that was pretty much the end of them.

144 - The Subways - Oh Yeah
143 - York – On The Beach

142 - The New Pornographers - Jackie Dressed In Cobras
Don't be fooled by the name, there's no shenanigans afoot.

141 - Cam'ron - Welcome To New York City
140 - U2 - Beautiful Day
139 - The Rakes – Strasbourg

138 - Fryars - Olive Eyes
The sound of sinister

137 - Rufus Wainwright - Oh What A World
136 - Annie - Chewing Gum
135 - Fat Cancer Timebomb - The Flavour of FCT
134 - My Chemical Romance - I Don't Love You
As if the power ballad of the decade wasn't going to get a run.

133 - The Strokes – Soma
132 - Lily Allen – Smile

131 - Jack Penate - Spit At Stars
I have loathed everything else he's ever done

130 - Goldfrapp - Slide In
129 - The Streets - Has It Come To This
128 - Against Me! - Don't Lose Touch
127 - Miss Kittin and the Hacker - Frank Sinatra
126 - Deadmau5 - Ghosts 'n Stuff

125 - Le Tigre - Nanny Nanny Boo Boo (Junior Senior Mix)
I refuse to post a link to the non-mix version because it's shite.

124 - Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400
AKA: the song played after every goal in last ten years of soccer.

123 - Gossip - Standing In The Way of Control
122 - Sugarcult - Stuck In America
121 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Cheated Hearts
120 - Bloc Party - Two More Years

119 - Reverend And The Makers - Heavyweight Champion Of The World
Again, one quality song followed by buckets of slop.

118 - Electric Six - Gay Bar
117 - The Daniel Indart Project - Huepa Huepa

116 - The Ian Carey Project - Get Shaky
Face facts, this was thumping.

115 - Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
Small and humble breasts contained within

114 - Dirty Pretty Things - Bang Bang You're Dead
Ex-Libertine writes angsty song about former bandmate then completely runs out of ideas.
113 - Supafly Inc. - Moving Too Fast (Northwest Remix)

112 - TISM - TISM Are Shit
The last great moment of a rapidly crumbling empire.

111 - Waldorf - You're My Disco

110 - Razorlight - Golden Touch
Nevertheless I believe Johnny Borrell should be thrown into the sea.

109 - Fat Cancer Timebomb - Porn 2.0

108 - Metric - Monster Hospital
107 - CSS - Music Is My Hot Hot Sex
106 - Kings of Leon - Joe's Head
105 - Morrissey - First of the Gang To Die
104 - The Knife – Heartbeats

103 - The Virgins - Teen Lovers
Worth watching just for the video

102 - New Young Pony Club - The Bomb
101 - Gwen Stefani – Rich Girl

100 - The Raconteurs - Steady As She Goes
Jack White in "not as good as the White Stripes but not bad" sideline.

99 - MIA - Paper Planes
Winner of the Michael Winslow award for creative use of sound effects.

98 - Dogs Die In Hot Cars - Celebrity Sanctum

97 - Sneaky Sound System - Pictures
Off chops in sleazy nightclubs. Sold.

96 - Peeping Tom - Mojo

95 - Lady Gaga - Poker Face
One of the more blockbusting pop song openings of the last few years. It's almost certain that she'll never do anything this good again.

94 - Peaches and Iggy Pop - Kick It
93 - Paul Oakenfeld - Sex 'n Money
92 - Pink - Who Knew

91 - Princess Superstar - Bad Babysitter
Morally dubious would be an understatement.

90 - Boy Crisis - Fountain Of Youth
89 - AFI - This Celluloid Dream

88 - Limp Bizkit - My Way
No, fuck YOU. This rocked even if it was made by a world class douche.

87 - Mclusky - Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
86 - The Hold Steady - Stuck Between Stations
85 - Gallows - Abandon Ship
84 - Fierce Girl - Double Drop
83 - Girl Talk - Once Again
82 - Empire Of The Sun - Walking On A Dream
81 - Little Jackie - The World Should Revolve Around Me
80 - The Decemberists - O Valencia!

79 - The Ones - Flawless
So good that George Michael ruined it by putting pox vocals on top.

78 - Roots Manuva - Witness The Fitness
77 - The Young Knives - Terra Firma
76 - Bloc Party - Helicopter
75 - Lily Allen - LDN

74 - John O'Callaghan - Big Sky (Agnelli and Nelson Remix)
A field. Middle of the night. Is that sniffer dog trying to leap up my leg?

73 - Giant Drag - This Isn't It
72 - Pharoahe Monche featuring Showtime - Desire

71 - Test Icicles - Circle Square Triangle
Undoubtedly one of the worst band names ever.

70 - Louis XIV - Paper Doll
Warning: Video contains a fair bit of quality nork.

69 - Brother Ali - Watcha Got

68 - The Similou - All This Love
Another 3am sleazy nightclub favourite.

67 - Goldfrapp - Ooh La La
66 - Peaches - Fuck The Pain Away
65 - The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl
64 - New Order - Crystal

63 - Kaiser Chiefs - Oh My God
Lily Allen cover declared a major failure when she insisted on pronouncing 'history' correctly.

62 - Joey Negro - Make A Move On Me
Such a great video. Plenty of knobs if you know what I mean.

61 - Babyshambles - Fuck Forever (Demo)
Demo significantly better than the real version.

60 - Black Kids - Look At Me (When I Rock Witchoo)

59 - Jaguar Love - The Man With The Plastic Suns
Apparently it's a man singing. You could have fooled me.

58 - Regina Spektor - Fidelity
57 - Boy Kill Boy - Suzie

56 - My Chemical Romance – Headfirst For Halos
Yes, I am an emo at heart

55 - Justin Timberlake - Rock Your Body
Well, maybe not.

54 - Something With Numbers - Apple Of The Eye
53 - Ghostface Killah - Nutmeg
52 - Arctic Monkeys - When The Sun Goes Down
51 - The Strokes - Someday
50 - The Killers - Smile Like You Mean It
49 – Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

48 - Moloko - The Time Is Now
47 - MGMT - Electric Feel

46 - The Teenagers - Homecoming
NOT SAFE FOR ANYWHERE

45 - The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground
44 - OK Go – Invincible
43 - The White Stripes - Hotel Yorba
42 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Heads Will Roll
41 - Neon Neon - Luxury Pool
40 - NASA - Spacious Thoughts

39 - Kings Of Leon - Red Morning Light
So much better than anything they've done since or will in the future.

38 - Justin Timberlake - Sexyback
The song that led to 72% of one night stands in the last decade. 0% involving me.

37 - The Decemberists - 16 Military Wives
36 - Kanye West – Champion
35 - The Twang - Either Way

34 - The Strokes - New York City Cops
Yanked from the US release post 9/11. Soft.

33 - My Chemical Romance - Helena
Again? Really? Fuck it why not.

32 - The Libertines - Can't Stand Me Now

31 - No Doubt - Simple Kind Of Life
This track has everything, and promptly became their lowest charting single.

30 – Drive-By Truckers – Ronnie and Neil

29 - The Strokes - Hard To Explain
28 - Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
27 - The Libertines - What a Waster
26 - Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

25 - The Hives - Hate To Say I Told You So
And not just because it was the theme to Get This, which was by the length between here and Mars the best radio show of the decade.

24 – Gwen Stefani – What You Waiting For
Meta references create probable best pop song of the decade.

23 - Loretta Lynn and Jack White - Portland, Oregon
22 – End Of Fashion – O Yeah
21 - Electric Six - Danger! High Voltage

20 - Good Shoes - Morden

Despite beuing relentlessly negative about the place, this makes me hanker for a return to South London... NOW.

19 - Kaiser Chiefs - I Predict A Riot


18 - Beck - Sexx Laws


17 - Silvia Night - Congratulations

The greatest song ever to come out of Eurovision. The smelly Europeans missed the joke and knocked it out in the first round. Warning - features a phone call to god.

16 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Gold Lion


15 - Sun Kil Moon - Duk Koo Kim

Sure, the album version goes for 14 minutes but what a 14 minutes. A spine + chill interface is certain.

14 – The Hold Steady – Chips Ahoy!


13 - The Young Knives - Here Comes The Rumor Mill


12 - Electric Six - Dance Commander


11 - New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream


10 - Lethal Bizzle - The Come Up


9 - The Killers - Somebody Told Me

I swear the video version is different to the album/single version.

8 - The Cribs - Men's Needs

Even after bolstering their ranks with Johnny Marr there is no doubt that the poorly haircutted Jarman brothers will ever match this.

7 – Modest Mouse – Float On

Also did their best work before picking up the phone and dialling M for Marr.

6 – The Libertines – Up The Bracket


5 – Maximo Park – Apply Some Pressure


4 – Morrissey – Irish Blood, English Heart


3 – Phoenix – Too Young


2 – The Strokes – Last Nite

Proof undeniable that sometimes lo-fi can triumph. New album this projected to be "Not as good".

1 – The Libertines – Time For Heroes

No explanation required. Unbelievable track.