Am I an idiot for thinking that I can only pick 100 songs to share with y’all and not feel guilty about all the other music that I’m leaving out? Is this list completely bias? Am I brain-dead from trying to write about why I love every single song on this list?
The answer is yes.
Reminder: this is a list of MY FAVORITE songs of the decade, not THE GREATEST songs of the decade. There is a key difference. Same rules apply to this list as they did for my favorite albums of the decade so far.
Also make sure to check out the spotify playlist with all these songs at the end of this list.
Alright, let’s begin.
You Need To Hear This Cat Singing About Flies
And by this cat I mean this awesome band from Delhi, India. And by flies I mean flies.
I Have No Idea What’s Going On In This Majid Jordan Video But Hello Sexy Lady Robots Wait Are They Actually Robots What The Hell Is Going On Oh Hey This Song Is Kinda Catchy
But it’s cool, these guys hang out with Drake.
You Need To Hear This Tycho Remix Of Spoon’s “Inside Out”
And You Also Need To Hear This N’to Remix Of Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Scar Tissue”
Also so good.
Shlohmo – “Emerge From Smoke”
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper – “Billions Of Eyes”
She’s doing well considering that she also wrote one of my favorite songs of 2013. Can’t wait for the new album.
Ten Walls – “Walking With Elephants”
I’m all ’bout that brass, ’bout that brass.
Literature Is The Latest Great Indie Pop Band That Sounds Like They’re Not Trying At All
Here’s A Great Grungy Shoegazing Band From My Home State Of Indiana
Wait, Death Grips Are Still Making Music?
Well kinda. This is a new song off their final album that they’ve already made but haven’t released yet. Got it?
Daunt – “This Body Rushes”
A strange song that’s upbeat yet moody at the same time.
Watch Jack Black Fight A Bear
And OFF! might be playing Coachella this year!
And Modest Mouse Is Back!
2015 just got a lot more exciting.
If you haven’t been able to make your way over to your local record shop, today is a good day to do so. Today Jack White’s first official solo album Blunderbuss and Death Grips’s major label debut The Money Store comes out today.
The anticipated solo debut from guitar god and former White Striper Jack White is one of 2012’s most anticipated releases, and it doesn’t disappoint. White puts all of his favorite genres from delta-blues to slow country and his signature minimalist rock & roll sound into an album’s worth of great tunes. It might not be what you expected (the focus is more on sound rather than raw power) but it’s just as good as anything White has done, which is saying a lot.
Now Death Grips I’m not as familiar with, but this band should not be ignored. Death Grips is an electro hip-hop duo that isn’t afraid to get in your face with an intense sound that’ll make you wanna start a fight at a club. You won’t understand what the hell anything is being said, the intense sound isn’t for everyone, and even their album cover might be a turn off. However with that said, this music is strangely appealing, and you might find yourself coming back to this album again and again. If you’re gonna take a chance with any album this year, take it with The Money Store.
Go out and check out these albums, and remember to support your local record store!