FMD 10-20-17: Five Favorite Songs Of The Millennium (So Far)

For my guest DJ week I'm playing covers, and I was entirely planning on something along those lines for FMD, but we've done that before, and today's song gave me a better idea: pick your five favorite songs of the millennium. I mean, it's an arbitrary point, but it seems less arbitrary than a lot of other points we could choose.

And yes, of course, the millennium started on January 1, 2001. So releases in the year 2000 are right out.

I've got 3 of mine so far:

Pearl Jam's "Just Breathe"
Rilo Kiley's "Portions For Foxes"
The Avett Brother's "Laundry Room"

I'm still working on the rest. Far too many candidates. This is tough.

16 thoughts on “FMD 10-20-17: Five Favorite Songs Of The Millennium (So Far)”

  1. I think I'm rounding out my list with "Hey Ya" and "S.O.B." It might still be too recent to put "S.O.B" on the list, but I really love that song.

  2. Rolling in the Deep - Adele
    Bring Me To Life - Evanescence - When this song first appeared on my local radio, I couldn't get enough.
    Knekker Deg Til Sist - Kaizer's Orchestra - Found this bizarre foreign song in a Battle of the Bands contest on another forum site.
    Gold On The Ceiling - Black Keys
    The Clincher - Chevelle

    Honorable Mentions: Bad Romance (Gaga), From The Inside Out (Hillsong), Time Is Running Out (Muse), Lydia (Highly Suspect), Oceans (Hillsong), 10,000 Days (Tool)

  3. I think I'll choose:

    "Starlight" by Muse
    "Float On" by Modest Mouse
    "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire
    "Single Ladies" by Beyonce
    "Carpetbaggers" by Jenny Lewis feat. Elvis Costello

    Honorable mention to:
    "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers
    "Tightrope" by Janelle Monáe

    Two thoughts:
    1. That's a very 2004-heavy list
    2. Has anyone else noticed that the newest songs by The Killers and Arcade Fire both sound exactly the same? They're both cribbing early-eighties synth pop. The only difference, as far as I can tell, is that Arcade Fire feature more didgeridoo.

  4. I'm just going with the past ten years, and not necessarily in any order:
    Big Big Train "Victorian Brickwork"
    Hozier "From Eden"
    Marcus Marr & Chet Faker "The Trouble with Us"
    Gotye "Somebody that I Used to Know"
    Steven Wilson "Perfect Life"

    honorable mentions:
    Dispatch "Only the Wild Ones"
    Big Big Train "Transit of Venus Across the Sun"
    Tallest Man on Earth "1904"
    The 1975 "Chocolate"
    Beck "Heart is a Drum"
    Riverside "Time Travellers"
    Saints of Valory "Providence"
    North Atlantic Oscillation "Soft Coda"
    Ozric Tentacles "Plowm"
    Two Door Cinema "Something Good Can Work"

  5. My honorable mentions would include Amy Winehouse's "Rehab" and Lorde's "Royals". There's a ton of others, but those two were up there for me. From other lists "All These Things That I've Done" and "Somebody That I Used To Know" were other ones I thought seriously about.

    1. I was thinking you meant "decade" due to the image. But then Lorde didn't come out until 2012, so I re-read without reading the image.


    01. “All Delighted People (Classic Rock Version)” – Sufjan StevensAll Delighted People EP
    02. “Whistlin Past The Graveyard” – Tom WaitsBounced Checks
    03. “Beside You” – Van MorrisonAstral Weeks
    04. “Hey Joe” – Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsKicking Against The Pricks
    05. “Hallways” – GrimesHalfaxa
    06. “Housequake” – PrinceSign O’ The Times
    07. “Puff” – PriestsNothing Feels Natural
    08. “Tempest” – LuciusWildewoman
    09. “Water Fountain” – tUnE-yArDsNikki Nack
    10. “Poe Mans Dreams (His Vice) (Feat. GLC)” – Kendrick LamarSection.80


  7. 1. "Everyone Choose Sides" by The Wrens
    2. "Farewell Transmission" by Songs: Ohia
    3. "Int'l Players Anthem" by UGK ft. Outkast
    4. "The Argus" by Ween
    5. "I'm a Pretender" by The Exploding Hearts

  8. Off the top of my head, I'd say...

    1. Radiohead - Reckoner
    2. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
    3. TV on the Radio - Wolf Like Me
    4. Sigur Rós - Untitled 8 (a.k.a. "Popplagið")
    5. ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Another Morning Stoner

    With The National's "Bloodbuzz Ohio", Fuck Buttons' "Surf Solar" or "Olympians", and Wolf Parade's "I'll Believe in Anything" as very close contenders.

  9. Just my R10 for now:

    1. Coil “Be Careful What You Wish For” Backwards
    2. Chatham Rise “Air” Chatham Rise EP
    3. Tiddas “Inside My Kitchen” Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country
    4. Solid Doctor “Ninety One Campion (unabridged)” How About Some More Ether: Collected Works 93-95
    5. Einstürzende Neubauten “Headcleaner (I-III)”*

    6. Aphex Twin “Girl/Boy (£18 Snare Rush Mix)” Richard D. James Album
    7. Chatham Rise “Autopilot” Chatham Rise
    8. Kornel Kovacs “Dollar Club” The Bells
    9. Pan Sonic “Tykitys” Katodvaihe
    T. Coil “Red Birds Will Fly out of the East And Destroy Paris in a Night” Musick to Play in the Dark, Vol. 1

    *I. "Zentrifuge/Stabs/Rotlichtachse Propaganda/Aufmarsch"
    II. "Einhorn"
    III. "Marschlied"

  10. Mine looks like:

    Constructive Summer - The Hold Steady
    Bloodbuzz, Ohio - The National
    Said The People - Dinosaur Jr
    Panbowl - Sturgill
    N*ggas in Paris - Kanye & Jay-Z

    Hons: Hey Ya, The Nights of Wine and Roses, Pyramids, Cold War, Bonfire, Go With The Flow

  11. I forgot Feist's "Mushaboom" and The Decemberists' "Sons and Daughters". Those two are close to breaking that top five for me.

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