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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."
The White Stripes - Fell in Love with a Girl
Score: 1258 points
Rocky Raccoon #2, Evan #5, beefsupreme #8, Slick #9
Greg #95, Petri #91
The title says it all. Sounds like falling in love for the first time, which is a great sound indeed. #5. (Evan)
A rip-roaring call to arms in less than 2 seconds. Its parent album let me down, but this opening salvo still thrills. (Moonbeam)
Generic rock song if you ask me (Depeche Mode)
Place in the 2001 poll: 5
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 36
AMF poll of 00's rank: 30
Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal
Score: 1283 points
Romain #2, Miguel #4, nicolas #4, Dan M #7
Could have been made in 1808, but works surprisingly well in 2008. (I have a sneaking suspicion someone's used that phrase before, but it sums it up perfectly) #51. (Evan)
This side of the musical spectrum still very rarely excites me. (Moonbeam)
Used by a Spanish TV Channel as theme music for their Christmas advertising, appropriately because it encapsulates the Christmas feeling better than a snow crystal. (Honorio)
Place in the 2008 poll: 1
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 85
AMF poll of 00's rank: 47
Daft Punk - Digital Love
Score: 1290 points
Midaso #3, sonofsamiam #3, Chris #5, VanillaFire1000 #7, Jackson #10
I didn't know this one. Perhaps if I spent more time with it, I would grow to love it, as all the ingredients are there, but it isn't clicking for me yet. (Moonbeam)
Place in the 2001 poll: 1
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 68
AMF poll of 00's rank: 15
TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
Score: 1301 points
Jackson #1, Schwah #7, Michel #9
I thought I didn't really live TV on the Radio after Return to Cookie Mountain failed to impress on first listen. I must have been sleeping when this came on, though, because when I heard it again, my blood boiled with the lust-fueled furor described. Holy cow. (Moonbeam)
Place in the 2006 poll: 2
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 31
AMF poll of 00's rank: 18
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps
Score: 1328 points
Moonbeam #4, Rocky Raccoon #5, Petri #6, Jonah #8, VanillaFire1000 #9, Dan M #9, Greg #10
This song became popular while my dad was in the hospital shortly before he died. Hearing it every night offered some strange catharsis that I can't quite explain, but there's really no need to add anything to the majesty of this song. (Moonbeam)
Place in the 2003 poll: 3
Acclaimed Music 2000s rank: 11
AMF poll of 00's rank: 11
As far as I can tell the voters in this poll were fairly consistent with their love of the songs in the top Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens albums as they were for the albums in their entirety.
Even an older fellow like myself can appreciate these two (six) masterpieces of the naughties.
Yesterday night when I came home (late from the music quiz - we were second) and checked the forum the results thread was locked. I didn't have interest to start a new thread then so I went to bed.
Now looks like it has been a lot of conversation about censorship and stuff here in the forum today.
First of all I'm very glad that Dan M abrogated his decision not to participate to discussion here in the forum anymore.
Then (when I saw that thread was locked and discussion didn't deal with the results that much anymore but nj's picture) I think I should open a new thread for results (although it's not locked anymore).
So the new results thread will start shortly.
Edit: Part 2