100 Song Challenge: 2000-2019

With the end of the decade approach various places have already done listicles but personally I think the most interesting list is your own one. Anything voted ends up skipping over the things that we’re unique and instead it becomes a popular contest, with voters being tactical and second guessing the mob.

Here’s my challenge for you:
:memo: Pick 100 Songs
:point_up: 1 song per act
:face_with_monocle: Music released since Jan 1st 2000
:tada: Any theme you like. Just as long as it’s music you like.
:alarm_clock: Spend 48 hours making your first draft and post it below.

I’ve just done mine as a first draft and to be honest I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few favourites. I’ve tried to make it as a mix that flows and shows off various pockets of music that have excited me over the last two decades - spans from lush ambient pieces to pop bangers. Put in a few things that I’ve discovered through reading these boards and plenty of bits that not nearly enough people heard.

Hope you enjoy making your playlists as much as I have putting this together Spotify

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# Artist Track
1 IDLES Mother
2 TNGHT Higher Ground
3 SOPHIE BIPP
4 HEALTH USA Boys
5 Hot Chip Flutes
6 Jeff Rosenstock Festival Song
7 Girl Band Pears For Lunch
8 Kendrick Lamar The Blacker The Berry
9 Japandroids The House That Heaven Built
10 Tyler, The Creator Yonkers
11 The Weeknd House Of Balloons / Glass Table Girls
12 M83 Midnight City
13 Death Grips I’ve Seen Footage
14 Mount Eerie Real Death
15 Grimes Kill V. Maim
16 Sky Ferreira Everything Is Embarrassing
17 Menomena Pique
18 Childish Gambino Redbone
19 Dirty Projectors Stillness Is The Move
20 Vince Staples Norf Norf
21 DARKSIDE Golden Arrow
22 Future Islands Seasons (Waiting On You)
23 Sun Kil Moon Ben’s My Friend
24 Mount Kimbie Blue Train Lines
25 Jon Hopkins Emerald Rush
26 Matt Calvert 12051
27 Ariana Grande thank u, next
28 Lorde Royals
29 The Peep Tempel Constable
30 Frank Ocean Ivy
31 serpentwithfeet four ethers
32 Low Just Make It Stop
33 Ought Beautiful Blue Sky
34 Crystal Castles Celestica
35 The Walkmen We Can’t Be Beat
36 Beyonce Formation
37 Vampire Weekend Unbelievers
38 Deerhunter Revival
39 Janelle Monae Make Me Feel
40 Jai Paul Str8 Outta Mumbai
41 Azealia Banks 212
42 PJ Harvey Let England Shake
43 Spoon I Ain’t the One
44 PUP Reservoir
45 ROSALIA BAGDAD - Cap.7: Liturgia
46 LCD Soundsystem oh baby
47 Perfume Genius Normal Song
48 Beach House Zebra
49 Errors Supertribe
50 Protomartyr Wheel of Fortune
51 Anna Wise Go
52 Daphne & Celeste You & I Alone
53 Daughters Less Sex
54 Lizzo Juice
55 Caribou Can’t Do Without You
56 Destroyer Kaputt
57 JPEGMAFIA 1539 N. Calvert
58 polaroit Leaving Alaska
59 Father John Misty Hangout at the Gallows
60 Royal Headache Wouldn’t You Know
61 U.S. Girls Rosebud
62 King Krule Dum Surfer
63 Young Fathers In My View
64 Pile So Hard
65 FONTAINES D.C. Liberty Belle
66 Tame Impala Solitude Is Bliss
67 ANOHNI 4 Degrees
68 D’Angelo Really Love
69 Metronomy The Bay
70 black midi Near DT, MI
71 Shamir On The Regular
72 Amen Dunes Blue Rose
73 Algiers The Underside of Power
74 Angel Olsen Shut Up Kiss Me
75 Baths Miasma Sky
76 The Range Superimpose
77 Todd Terje Johnny and Mary
78 Kanye West Black Skinhead
79 Parquet Courts Borrowed Time
80 Cloud Nothings Stay Useless
81 Andrew Bird Capsized
82 Solange Don’t Touch My Hair
83 Billie Eilish ilomilo
84 Courtney Barnett Depreston
85 Clock Opera A Piece Of String
86 Chairlift I Belong in Your Arms
87 Jamie xx Loud Places (feat. Romy)
88 Los Campesinos! What Death Leaves Behind
89 Killer Mike Reagan
90 clipping. Work Work
91 Moderat Eating Hooks
92 Tacocat Hologram
93 Future Of The Left How To Spot A Record Company
94 NZCA LINES Two Hearts
95 Tune-Yards Gangsta
96 Purity Ring begin again
97 Violent Soho Dope Calypso
98 Viagra Boys Sports
99 Deerhoof Super Duper Rescue Heads !
100 Big Ups Goes Black
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Was that one you made earlier?

No, I’m just very efficient

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This should be 2010-2019 right?

Run away with me
The rat

98 less good songs

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I thought that but noticed Sean has Broadcast from 2005 so had to scrap my beautifully curated list (possibly).

edit: wait a minute. no it doesn’t. what was I looking at? Oh I don’t know.

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2 decades. 20 years worth of music. Century so far etc.

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Jeez, this is going to be tough!!!

Got stuck instantly trying to decide what my favourite Rival Schools song is

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Great choice of Low song.

  1. Fuck Buttons - Bright Tomorrow.
  2. … 100. TBA
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Here we go. I started with 100 depressing songs, trimmed off a quarter of them, and replaced them with some loud / fast / heavy / anxious classics. I gave up on ordering after four songs and just went with year / alphabetical order.

I think I’m actually really happy with how this came out, despite a few tough omissions that easily could / should have made it.

Note #1 - I feel compelled to tell everyone that Zwan isn’t on Spotify. As a result I had to make a substitution for the excellent Mary Star of the Sea, one of the easiest choices for the list. I can’t have anyone thinking I don’t love Zwan.

Note #2 - Red Hot Chili Peppers? Foo Fighters? Coldplay?? A double dose of Delonge??? You got it, I’m trash!

The Smashing Pumpkins - Wound - (2000)
Modest Mouse - Life Like Weeds - (2000)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Sleep - (2000)
Twilight Singers - Into the Street - (2000)
A Perfect Circle - 3 Libras - (2000)
At the Drive-In - Pattern Against User - (2000)
Doves - The Cedar Room - (2000)
Green Day - Waiting - (2000)
Millencolin - Material Boy - (2000)
Radiohead - Motion Picture Soundtrack - (2000)
Alkaline Trio - Mr. Chainsaw - (2001)
Explosions in the Sky - Yasmin the Light - (2001)
Jimmy Eat World - A Praise Chorus - (2001)
The Microphones - The Glow Pt 2 - (2001)
System of a Down - ATWA - (2001)
Unwound - Off This Century - (2001)
Beck - Lost Cause - (2002)
Box Car Racer - I Feel So - (2002)
Coldplay - The Scientist - (2002)
Counting Crows - Up All Night - (2002)
Foo Fighters - All My Life - (2002)
Interpol - Untitled - (2002)
Queens of the Stone Age - Song for the Dead - (2002)
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Dosed - (2002)
Ugly Casanova - Hotcha Girls - (2002)
Wilco - Radio Cure - (2002)
Blink 182 - Stockholm Syndrome - (2003)
Songs:Ohia - The Big Game Is Every Night - (2003)
The Wrens - She Sends Kisses - (2003)
Amusement Parks on Fire - Smokescreen - (2004)
Burning Brides - King of the Demimonde - (2004)
Elliott Smith - A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to be Free - (2004)
Eluvium - An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death - (2004)
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of the Dead - Caterwaul - (2005)
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Sympathetic Noose - (2005)
Bloc Party - She’s Hearing Voices - (2005)
Boris - Just Abandoned Myself - (2005)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood - (2005)
Death Cab - What Sarah Said - (2005)
The National - Mr. November - (2005)
Okkervil River - Another Radio Song - (2005)
Pelican - March Into the Sea - (2005)
Sleater Kinney - The Fox - (2005)
Wolf Parade - Dinner Bells - (2005)
Jesu - Star - (2006)
Silversun Pickups - Future Foe Scenarios - (2006)
Arcade Fire - No Cars Go - (2007)
Blonde Redhead - 23 - (2007)
Twilight Sad - And She Would Darken the Memory - (2007)
Mars Volta - Goliath - (2008)
Mr. Gnome - Rabbit - (2008)
Titus Andronicus - Arms Against Atrophy - (2008)
Built to Spill - Things Fall Apart - (2009)
Future of the Left - Arming Eritrea - (2009)
Sunset Rubdown - You Go on Ahead - (2009)
Tamaryn - Dawning - (2010)
Bon Iver - Calgary - (2011)
The Antlers - Putting the Dog to Sleep - (2011)
Wye Oak - Civilian - (2011)
Alcest - Faiseurs De Mondes - (2012)
Beach House - On the Sea - (2012)
Grizzly Bear - Half Gate - (2012)
Japandroids - The House that Heaven Built - (2012)
METZ - Wet Blanket - (2012)
Neil Young - Ramada Inn - (2012)
Flaming Lips - Butterfly How Long It Takes to Die - (2013)
Hebronix - Unliving - (2013)
Iceage - Burning Hand - (2013)
Mark Kozelek and Jimmy Laville - Gustavo - (2013)
The Men - Half Angel Half Light - (2013)
Mutual Benefit - That Light That’s Binding - (2013)
Ovlov - Nu Punk - (2013)
Sigur Ros - Stormur - (2013)
The World Is a Beautiful Place - Getting Sodas - (2013)
Youth Lagoon - Raspberry Cane - (2013)
Afghan Whigs - Royal Cream - (2014)
Hotelier - Dendron - (2014)
Nothing - B&E - (2014)
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal - (2014)
Ought - Beautiful Blue Sky - (2015)
Sufjan Stevens - John My Beloved - (2015)
Stove - Dumb Phone - (2016)
Big Thief - Shark Smile - (2017)
Meat Wave - Leopard Print Jet Ski - (2017)
Midwife - Liar - (2017)
Phoebe Bridgers - You Missed My Heart - (2017)
Protomartyr - Half Sister - (2017)
Strange Ranger - Most Perfect Gold of the Century - (2017)
William Patrick Corgan - Archer - (2017)
Cloud Nothings - The Echo of the World - (2018)
Deafheaven - Honeycomb - (2018)
Drug Church - Dollar Story - (2018)
Fucked Up - The One I Want Will Come for Me - (2018)
Holy Fawn - Yawning - (2018)
Mastersystem - Proper Home - (2018)
Spielbergs - Ghost Boy - (2018)
Tropical Fuck Storm - Rubber Bullies - (2018)
Palm Haze - Wildflower - (2019)
Pedro the Lion - Leaving the Valley - (2019)
Pile - A Labrynth with No Center - (2019)

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Any excuse to make a good old list.

1 What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani
2 TKO - Le Tigre
3 Hot Pink - Let’s Eat Grandma
4 Freak Like Me - Sugababes
5 deep end - Lykke Li
6 Fuck the Pain Away - Peaches
7 Song 4 Mutya (Out of Control) - Groove Armada
8 Gone - Charli XCX
9 Chandelier - Sia
10 the one - Marika Hackman
11 Genesis - Grimes
12 Strangers - Sigrid
13 disco tits - Tove Lo
14 With Every Heartbeat - with Kleerup - Robyn
15 Cruel - St. Vincent
16 Adventure - be your own PET
17 Atlantic - Kelsey Lu
18 Mountains Crave - Anna von Hausswolff
19 Sabali - Amadou & Mariam
20 Sea Calls Me Home - Julia Holter
21 Barefoot In The Park (feat. ROSALÍA) - James Blake
22 I’m 9 Today - múm
23 Moontalk - Laurel Halo
24 Fade - Holly Herndon
25 Marble House - The Knife
26 Spur - Helena Hauff
27 Raging Earth - Paula Temple
28 Feral Chime - Original Mix - Mor Elian
29 Kingsize - Kelly Lee Owens Rework - Jenny Hval
30 Hold Me - T4T Embrace Mix - Eris Drew
31 Adrift - Avalon Emerson’s Furiously Awake Version - Octo Octa
32 Pinnacles of You - Caterina Barbieri
33 A Jealous Heart Never Rests - The Black Madonna
34 drink i’m sippin on - Yaeji
35 Tomboy - Princess Nokia
36 Bucky Done Gun - M.I.A.
37 Milkshake - Kelis
38 Umbrella - Rihanna
39 I Like It - Cardi B
40 Style Wars - Jean Grae
41 Tempo (feat. Missy Elliott) - Lizzo
42 Venom - Little Simz
43 Monster - Kanye West
44 Can I Watch? (feat. Apani B as Nikki) - Viktor Vaughn
45 Somebody’s Gotta Do It - The Roots
46 Power - Rapsody
47 Hungry Hippo - Tierra Whack
48 Django Jane - Janelle Monáe
49 Self - Noname
50 After The Storm (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Bootsy Collins) - Kali Uchis
51 Two Weeks - FKA twigs
52 Pussy Is God - King Princess
53 Janie in Love - Marissa Nadler
54 Catalina - ROSALÍA
55 Almost Crimes - Radio Kills Remix - Broken Social Scene
56 Y Control - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
57 Giant Peach - Wolf Alice
58 To the Death - Johnny Foreigner
59 Whirring - The Joy Formidable
60 Suburbia - Press Club
61 Honestly Do Yr Worst - Joanna Gruesome
62 Photograph - A Giant Dog
63 Dance Me In - Sons And Daughters
64 At The Back Of The Shell - The Kills
65 Castigadas En El Granero - Hinds
66 Sink Venice - Ikara Colt
67 Nameless, Faceless - Courtney Barnett
68 Sure - Hatchie
69 My D*** S*** - Giant Drag
70 Stealing Cars - Nadine Shah
71 Magic Onion - The Lovely Eggs
72 Drunk II - Mannequin Pussy
73 Pink White House - Priests
74 Undone - She Makes War
75 You Let My Tyres Down - Tropical Fuck Storm
76 Alabama Movies - Skating Polly
77 Old Stuff, New Glass - The Orielles
78 Little Death - The Beths
79 Demands - Makthaverskan
80 She Will - Savages
81 Hands - Sharon Van Etten
82 Salt In The Wound - boygenius
83 Illuminare - Rolo Tomassi
84 Dancing and Blood - Low
85 Stranger Than Kindness - Fever Ray
86 Jumpers - Sleater-Kinney
87 On Battleship Hill - PJ Harvey
88 Pleasure Is All Mine - Björk
89 Stupid Things - Yo La Tengo
90 Off You - The Breeders
91 Heft - Japanese Breakfast
92 The Limit To Your Love - Feist
93 The Rip - Portishead
94 Lua - Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch
95 Old Friend - Mitski
96 Body - Julia Jacklin
97 Undercover - Susanne Sundfør
98 Swell Does the Skull - Aldous Harding
99 One Winter Evening - Bridie Jackson and the Arbour
100 Mary - Big Thief
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  1. Phoenix - Lisztomania
  2. Frightened Rabbit - Keep yourself warm
  3. Everything Everything - To the Blade
  4. Basement Jaxx - Where’s your head at
  5. Portishead - Threads
  6. Twilight Sad - I could give you all that you don’t want
  7. Mogwai - Every country’s sun
  8. Tame Impala - Let it happen
  9. The Knife - still light
  10. The strokes - someday
  11. The long Blondes - once and never again
  12. Arcade Fire - Rebellion (lies)
  13. Carly Rae Jepson - I really like you
  14. Chilly Gonzalez - White Keys
  15. Taylor Swift - Style
  16. The libertines - can’t stand me now
  17. The 1975 - somebody else
  18. Sylvan Esso - Radio
  19. Anna Von Hausswolff - mountains crave
  20. St Vincent - New York
  21. Public service broadcasting - Go!
  22. Max Richter - on the nature of daylight
  23. DJ shadow/Run the Jewels - nobody speak
  24. Christine and the Queens - Girlfriend
  25. Let’s eat grandma - falling into me
  26. The Horrors - still life
  27. The kills - doing it to death
  28. Meilyr Jones - featured artist
  29. Three trapped tigers - elsewhere
  30. Future islands - seasons
  31. Daughter - youth
  32. Paramore - ain’t it fun
  33. Moderat - bad kingdom
  34. Foals - my number
  35. Chromatics - The River
  36. Radiohead - codex
  37. Rustie - Surph
  38. Sleigh Bells - infinity guitars
  39. Four tet - Plastic people
  40. Beach House - Norway
  41. Aerial pink - Round & Round
  42. Fuck Buttons - Olympians
  43. Gorillaz - Dare
  44. Bat for Lashes - moon and moon
  45. The Go! Team - We just won’t be defeated
  46. The vines - outtathaway
  47. The streets - weak become heroes
  48. Grinderman - no pussy blues
  49. Hot Chip - shining Escalade
  50. Nick cave - dig Lazarus dig!!!
  51. Weezer - Hash pipe
  52. M83 - teen angst
  53. Super furry animals - golden retriever
  54. Bjork - Pagan Poetry
  55. Savages - T.I.W.Y.G
  56. Robyn - Dancing on my own

57.The Avalanches - Frankie Sinatra
58. The killers - on top
59. PJ Harvey - The colour of the earth
60. Aphex Twin - Nanou2
61. Elbow - The loneliness of a tower crane driver
62. Brainwaltzera - Day Aft8r (the_greyz)
63. Blanck Mass - Sundowner
64. Blur - Under the Westway
65. Mark Ronson - Nothing breaks like a heart
66. Boards of Canada - music is math
67. Burial - Raver
68. DJ Sports - world class
69. Mylo - in my arms
70. Kelly Lee Owens - S.O
71. Manic street preachers - international blue
72. Lizzo - Juice
73. James Holden - Each moment like the first
74. Metronomy - Everything goes my way
75. Pet shop boys - Thursday
76. Petrels - Orpheus
77. Cut copy - lights and music
78. Saint Etienne - Tonight
79. Sigur Ros - untitled #4
80. Soulwax - Any minute now
81. System of a Down - Chop Suey
82. Amyl and the sniffers - got you
83. The 2 Bears - Not this time
84. The Ting tings - great DJ
85. NiN - The Hand that feeds
86. Badly Drawn Boy - Once around the block
87. Ben Frost - Secant
88. Billie Eilish - All the good girls go to hell
89. Jarvis Cocker - I will kill again
90. Rae Morris - Reborn
91. Pessimist - Bloom
92. Sebastian Tellier - La Ritournelle
93. Sussane Sundfør - Delirious
94. Daft Punk - Digital love
95. The Prodigy - Invaders must die
96. These new puritans - Organ Eternal
97. The big moon - Formidable
98. Röyksopp - Poor Leno
99. Gwenno - Eus Keus?
100. Fever Ray - Dry and Dusty

That was tough!

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Good to see Suburbia by Press Club in your list. What a song!!

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Here’s mine, it’s in a rough 1-100 order, couldn’t be bothered numbering though, sorry

Kendrick Lamar - King Kunta
Belle & Sebastian - I Didn’t See It Coming (Richard X remix)
Lady Gaga - Bad Romance
Azealia Banks - 212
Vampire Weekend - Ya Hey
Outkast - Hey Ya
Daft Punk - Touch
Idina Menzel - Let It Go
The Pipettes - Pull Shapes
Half Man Half Biscuit - Terminus

Annie - Chewing Gum
Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Johnny Boy - You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve
The Divine Comedy - A Lady of a Certain Age
Portishead - Machine Gun
LCD Soundsystem - All My Friends
Courtney Barnett - Depreston
Todd Terje - Inspector Norse
ANOHNI - 4 Degrees
David Bowie - Tis Pity She’s A Whore

Girls Aloud - Biology
Andrew WK - Party Hard
Radiohead - Idioteque
Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks
Robyn - Dancing on My Own
REM - I’ve Been High
The Shins - New Slang
Beyonce - Countdown
Kanye West - New Slaves
The Duckworth Lewis Method - Jiggery Pokery

Camera Obscura - French Navy
The Magnetic Fields - It’s Only Time
Killer Mike - Reagan
Tame Impala - Let It Happen
Mogwai - Hungry Face
Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man - Mysteries
Mystery Jets - Two Doors Down
The Futureheads - Robot
Big Boi - Shutterbugg
Franz Ferdinand - Darts of Pleasure

Misteeq - Scandalous
Laura Marling - Soothing
Anna Meredith - Nautilus
Scott Walker - Clara
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Breathless
The Beths - You Wouldn’t Like Me
Cloud Nothings - I’m Not Part of Me
Martha - Goldman’s Detective Agency
Young Fathers - In My View
Idles - Danny Nedelko

Kamasi Washington - Truth
Nicki Minaj - Come on a Cone
Girl Band - Paul
Low - Tempest
The Libertines - Don’t Look Back Into The Sun
Jarvis Cocker - Running The World
The Coral - Dreaming of You
Janelle Monae - Come Alive
MIA - Paper Planes
Little Boots - Remedy

The Killers - Read My Mind (Pet Shop Boys remix)
The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
Sugababes - About You Now
Julia Holter - Feel You
The Orielles - Let Your Dogtooth Grow
The Fish Police - Chicken Nuggets for Me
Field Music - Disappointed
Jay Z - 99 Problems
Pulp - Wickerman
The Knife - Raging Lung

Kelly Clarkson - My Life Would Suck Without You
Lorde - Liability
The Strokes - 12:51
Bloc Party - Flux
Manic Street Preachers - Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
Sleater-Kinney - Price Tag
Mercury Rev - The Dark Is Rising
Doves - There Goes The Fear
Guillemots - Annie, Let’s Not Wait
Billie Eilish - bad guy

Kylie - Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
Arctic Monkeys - 505
Kelis - Milkshake
The Walkmen - The Rat
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Zero
Frank Ocean - Pyramids
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Superchunk - Me & You & Jackie Mittoo
The White Stripes - Black Math
Solange - Cranes In The Sky

Rihanna - What’s My Name
Future Islands - Seasons (Waiting on You)
Susanne Sundfor - Darlings
Fiery Furnaces - Tropical Iceland
The Moldy Peaches - Who’s Got The Crack?
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Today the Sun’s On Us
Sleigh Bells - Rill Rill
Lets Eat Grandma - Donnie Darko
Caribou - Can’t Do Without You

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This is a great list.

Fantastic list, we share a lot of taste here. I’d happily listen to a playlist of this

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This was the last song I reluctantly cut to get my list down to 100! Mainly as the volume levelling on Spotify is a bit crap. Nice list though, few tracks I’ve not heard before so will be checking them out for sure :wink:

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