Monday, December 03, 2012

Life Songs: A New Millennium

So, finally up to the year 2000! To be honest, I listen to more old stuff than new, but let’s see what’s been good – I should note that, for a lot of this, I can’t really explain what it is that makes me like it…

  • Belle & Sebastian — The Wrong Girl; Women’s Realm — I like the other voices on this album, these songs get stuck in my head more often than some others of theirs.
  • Crüxshadows — Cruelty — Sometimes you just need something dark.
  • Fatboy Slim — Weapon Of Choice — Bootsy Collins makes it funky. And Christopher Walken is awesome in the video…
  • Macy Gray — I Try — I know it’s the butt of a number of jokes, but I love her voice with this song.
  • Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss and Gillian Welch — Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby — Absolutely adore it.
  • Dan Tyminski & the Soggy Bottom Boys — I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow — The radio station version please, the one where they sang into the can. Just beautiful.
  • U2 — Beautiful Day — Finally, they sound like themselves again.
  • Robbie Williams — Rock DJ — Why do I like this? No idea.
  • Basement Jaxx — Where’s Your Head At? — Dance floor fave, I blame the Tomb Raider movies.
  • Daft Punk — One More Time; Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger — I can’t explain why I like Daft Punk so much. Kinda nerdy and funky at the same time.
  • Missy Elliott — Get Ur Freak On — There’s just something about Miss E.
  • Gorillaz — Clint Eastwood — You couldn’t get away from this when it came out, and that’s fine — it’s an awesome song.
  • Colin Hay — Beautiful World — Seriously, this song is just so beautiful. I could listen to it forever.
  • Ladytron — Playgirl — Sorta ’80s sounding, I like her voice too.
  • Kylie Minogue — Can’t Get You Out Of My Head — This one’s Jody’s fault.
  • No Doubt — Hella Good — I just like the energy of this one, there’s a funk under it too.
  • Pizzicato Five — Nonstop To Tokyo — Just enjoy, so much fun.
  • Rasputina — Wish You Were Here — I absolutely love their version, cellos just make everything more mournful.
  • Simple Minds — The Needle And The Damage Done — Interesting cover.
  • Sloan — The Other Man — This is the one that made me really go back and re-evaluate their catalogue.
  • They Might Be Giants — Another First Kiss; Yeh Yeh; Older — What can I say, I will always love the boys from Brooklyn. Older is my favourite birthday song.
  • Rufus Wainwright — One Man Guy — Rufus covers his dad.
  • White Stripes — Fell In Love With A Girl — So much energy, sort of angry in a non-angry kinda way.
  • Robbie Williams — Somethin’ Stupid — Okay, I know why I like this one, an old Sinatra tune, here sung with Nicole Kidman.

Wow, pretty eclectic, to put it nicely. Once I get a Grooveshark playlist made I’ll put the link up here.

Previously: Life Songs: ’70s; Life Songs: ’70s, additional; Life Songs: The ’80s, Part One; Life Songs: the ’80s part two; Life Songs: the ’80s part three; Life Songs: the ’80s part four; Life Songs: the ’80s part five; Life Songs: the ’90s part one; Life Songs: the ’90s part two. Did you miss them?

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