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  • Top 200 Songs of the Decade: Part 4

    15 Dec 2009, 19:51 by likecrocodiles

    151. Why? - Rubber Traits
    I love the subtle stuff going in the background of this song, especially the vocals between 1:00 and 1:30.

    152. Animal Collective - Safer
    Animal Collective doesn't make songs this weird anymore, unfortunately. There is so much to love here: the looping piano, the assorted screaming ("I'M ALRIIIIIIGHT!" and "Now don't get too freaky on me!"). Also, my last.fm username comes from this song, so I couldn't not include it.

    153. Joanna Newsom - Sawdust & Diamonds
    If you've been paying attention you'll notice that every track from Ys is on this list. If I had to get rid of one, I guess it would be this one, but that doesn't mean it's not an incredibly good song. The highlight: "I wasn't born of a whistle or milked from a thistle at twilight. No, I was all horns and thorns, sprung out fully-formed, knock-kneed and upright. So enough of this terror, we deserve to know light and grow evermore lighter and lighter..."

    154. And So I Watch You From Afar - Set Guitars to Kill