Well, the decade's just about over, and unless something amazing comes out in the last few months (NEW THAO), I do believe it's time to make a list. Pitchfork's doing it! So I have to! Right?!?
I made a rule of 1 song per album, just to make things easier for myself. And because there's so much great music to choose from, it doesn't even make that much of a difference.
Your comments are appreciated!
50) Handsome Furs - Evangeline
This is hard rock for the future. Heavy riffing over a driving electronic pulse. The perfect fusion of technology and primal rock energy. And it is badass.
49) The Strokes - Reptilia
"I said please don't slow me down, if I'm going too fast." That line sums up this song perfectly, and is not something you would find on the first Strokes album. While Is This It is probably a better album than Room on Fire, this one particular song has all the energy that the debut album was slightly lacking. And it's a damn good song to drive on the highway to at high speeds.