13 April 2009

The Decade List: Albums/Singles (2001)

As neither of my two Easter film viewings, The Sound of Music and The Holy Mountain, covered any of the Decade List's ground, I decided to get the music portion out of the way first. In doing some quick research before posting, I almost made the fatal mistake of putting Kylie Minogue's Fever, better known as the best pop album of the decade, on the 2002 update (it was released in '02 in the US, where Kylie's fanbase is not as widespread). Hopefully, I'll get around to giving Fever its own individual write-up in the near future. As for the regulations for how I chose many of these: I used the initial release date, in whatever country, via RateYourMusic.com (the albums are ranked in vague preference), and only included singles from albums released during 2001, as opposed to when the single itself hit the shelves. I've also become aware that, particularly in the early years of the 00's, I may be giving the false impression that only the bleak, rock-y and/or drone-y albums are worthy of mention, and that isn't necessarily the case. Anyway, here's 2001. I'm still happy to take suggestions of the (many) ones I missed.

The Microphones - The Glow, Pt. 2

Kylie Minogue - Fever
Check It: Love at First Sight

William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops
[It seems to be a matter of dispute as to when this was released]

Vincent Gallo - When
Check It: Honey Bunny

Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance [also I'm Happy, and I'm Singing, and a 1, 2, 3, 4]
Check It: Good Times

Pinback - Blue Screen Life
Check It: Penelope

Björk - Vespertine
Check It: Cocoon

Bethany Curve - You Brought Us Here
Check It: Summer Left Me

Röyksopp - Melody A.M.
Check It: Eple

Mogwai - Rock Action
Check It: Take Me Somewhere Nice

Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life
Check It: Piano Fire (featuring PJ Harvey)

Explosions in the Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
Check It: Greet Death

The Strokes - Is This It?
Check It: Hard to Explain

Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
Check It: Sunflower

Spiritualized - Let It Come Down
Check It: I Didn't Mean to Hurt You

Assorted Jams of 2001

Björk - "Pagan Poetry" (from Vespertine)
Kylie Minogue - "Can't Get You Out of My Head" (from Fever)
Eve featuring Gwen Stefani - "Let Me Blow Ya Mind" (from Scorpion)
Cornelius - "Brazil" (from Point) [Yes, the theme song from the film Brazil]
The Brian Jonestown Massacre - "Sailor" (from Bravery Repetition and Noise)
Rufus Wainwright - "Poses" (from Poses)

M83 - "Sitting" (from M83)
Kelis - "Young, Fresh N' New" (from Wanderland)
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Art Star" (from The Yeah Yeah Yeahs EP)
Gorillaz - "Clint Eastwood" (from Gorillaz)
Benjamin Biolay - "Los Angeles" (from Rose Kennedy)
Ja Rule featuring Jennifer Lopez - "I'm Real" (from Pain Is Love) [yeah, the video/radio edit sucks]

Radiohead - "Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box" (from Amnesiac)
Stereo MC's - "Deep Down and Dirty" (from Deep Down and Dirty)
India.Arie - "Video" (from Acoustic Soul)
New Order - "Primitive Notion" (from Get Ready)
Missy Elliott - "Get Ur Freak On" (from Miss E... So Addictive)
Daft Punk - "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" (from Discography)

The Rapture - "Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks" (from the Out of the Races and Onto the Tracks EP)
The White Stripes - "Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground" (from White Blood Cells)
Sparklehorse - "Sea of Teeth" (from It's a Wonderful Life)
Le Tigre - "Fake French" (from Feminist Sweepstakes)
Mark Lanegan - "Resurrection Song" (from Field Songs)
Blu Cantrell - "Hit 'em Up Style (Oops!)" (from So Blu)
Low - "Dinosaur Act" (from Things We Lost in the Fire)

Bethany Curve - "Long Beach" (from You Brought Us Here)
Mary J. Blige - "Family Affair" (from No More Drama) [The song, which my friend Mike reminded me, which introduced the word "hateration" to the world, and also the first time I ever heard the word "crunk" used)
Her Space Holiday - "Lydia" (from Manic Expressive)
The Shins - "New Slang" (from Oh, Intverted World) [I had forgotten that the best track off this album also happens to be Natalie Portman's favorite in Garden State... lame]
Kylie Minogue - "Come Into My World" (from Fever)
Destiny's Child - "Bootylicious" (from Survivor)
The Beta Band - "Squares" (from Hot Shots II)

Basement Jaxx - "Where's Your Head At?" (from Rooty)
Travis - "Side" (from The Invisible Band)
Alicia Keys - "Fallin'" (from Songs in A Minor)
The Knife - "Neon" (from The Knife)
I Am the World Trade Center - "Holland Tunnel" (from Out of the Loop)
Depeche Mode - "Dream On" (from Exciter)
Britney Spears - "I'm a Slave 4 U" (from Britney)

Film Score/Soundtrack

Tindersticks - "Trouble Every Day" - Trouble Every Day
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - "The Origin of Love"
All About Lily Chou Chou - "Arabesque"
Christina Aguilera, Pink, Mya, Lil' Kim - "Lady Marmalade" - Moulin Rouge
Angelo Badalamenti - Mulholland Drive OST
Yann Tiersen - Amélie OST
Piano Magic - Son de mar OST
Various - The Royal Tenenbaums OST

1 comment:

Joe said...

Upon rewatching the Eve video, I noticed, "is that Udo Kier at the party she and Gwen Stefani are crashing?" If so, I'm not buying the fact he wouldn't want them to party with him.