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M83 - Kim & Jessie
Score: 1118 points
Slick #1, Greg #4, Jonah #5
Rocky Raccoon #100, Schwah #97, Michel #92, nicolas #91
As good as this song is, I am always puzzled to see it the recurrent pick for this album which has, for me, best standout tracks like Couleurs or We own the sky (#67) (Nassim)
While some of the teenage angst on Saturdays = Youth is too uncomfortable to bear, this is lovely. (Moonbeam)
The 80s revival marked many sounds of the 00s, but very few evocated the 80s synth-pop as brilliantly as M83, with its dreamy voices, airy beats and floating synths. (Honorio)
Place in the 2008 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 135
AMF poll of 00's rank: 375
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out Of My Head
Score: 1118 points
Moonbeam #3, Chris #6, Zorg #8, Honorio #9, Henrik #10
Depeche Mode #97, Rocky Raccoon #95
One of those forgotten songs from my pre-teen years that I'm more than happy to rediscover. #54. (Evan)
This song probably matters more to me than any other of the 2000s. I had grown disinterested by most contemporary music throughout the doldrums of the 90s, only seeking out releases by established favorites with only a few exceptions. But when I heard that chugging synth and the hypnotic "la la la" chant, my whole being became transfixed. When I saw the end of the video credits list the artist as Kylie Minogue, who I only knew from "Locomotion", I was shocked. At once, my interest in exploring new music was firmly reestablished, and I discovered this website soon thereafter. This is one of the greatest pop songs of all time as Kylie effortlessly plays the half dream/half nightmare of romantic obsession to a futuristic synthesized brave new world. (Moonbeam)
I can't get Kylie out of my head. I've always liked Kylie Minogue but the Stock, Aitken & Waterman awful 80s sound was a letdown. That's why I was so glad to see her succeeding widely and gaining critic credibility doing anything but good mainstream music with "Some Kind of Bliss", "Spinning Around” and exploding with this "Can't Get You out of My Head". (Honorio)
Place in the 2001 poll: 7
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 10
AMF poll of 00's rank: 20
Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
Score: 1122 points
Henry #96, Petri #92
Grooves aggressively. #26. (Evan)
The way Gorillaz blurred not only genre boundaries but media boundaries sure felt like a revolution. Demon Days is the apex, but this was a fantastic first glimpse. (Moonbeam)
Place in the 2001 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 63
AMF poll of 00's rank: 51
Coldplay - Clocks
Score: 1126 points
Miguel #1, Chris K. #2, Depeche Mode #3, Henry #7
Moonbeam #98, sonofsamiam #98, beefsupreme #97, Evan #95, Chris #93
Attributing meaning to this is akin to contemplating the depth in a Hallmark card. (Moonbeam)
Place in the 2002 poll: 6
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 156
AMF poll of 00's rank: 68
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
Score: 1150 points
Romain #6, Chris K. #8
One of the best vocal performances of the decade, for sure. Holy crackers. (Moonbeam)
Grizzly Bear elaborate a lot their simple pop songs, with "Two Weeks" as the best prove of their way of combining immediacy and luminosity with complexity and subtlety. (Honorio)
Place in the 2009 poll: 2
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 45
AMF poll of 00's rank: 39
Maybe we should think about moving to a forum which has logins and moderation options?
Right now if AM was just a little more high profile a site it'd be vulnerable to all kinds of spam attacks, posting under other peoples' handles, and things like that. At the Mubi forum there's somebody who keeps coming back and posting all these racist pornographic pictures, and if we can't delete things like that without deleting a whole lot of legitimate posts, that's a problem.
One person's stupid post shouldn't make us lose confidence in a community that can cope perfectly well without censorship.
Let's talk about music instead. Sufjan Stevens... I'm pleasantly surprised that all 3 of his songs are in the top 30. I thought split-voting might have had a negative effect.
I don't think vote splitting is much of a problem in this type of poll where you have to vote for every song anyway.
Why not just make a new thread for the top 30?
Such Great Heights this high is a surprise. I thought it would place bottom 20.
As far as songs with Antony vocals, I'm shocked Hope There's Someone beat out Blind by 40 places. Blind is just an amazing track, a 21st century "Blue Monday."