Originally, I called this the Karma Police top 100. However, if you all don't mind, I have decided to shift my blog over to DPS, where it is much more likely to be viewed by more people. If anyone has a serioius problem with this, I'll be glad to delete the blog and re-post it in KP.
And now, I present you with the next 30 songs on my list. Also, people have been telling me some of my blurbs about the song are contrived and filled with no information (actually, no one has told me this, but they are). So to save your time and mine, I will refrain from writing pointless crap about songs I don't feel like writing about. Like the first one.
70. Spoon- I Summon You
69. Damien Rice- The Blower's Daughter
Damien Rice is sort of like Iron & Wine, but with a stronger voice and less interesting vocals. The Blower's Daughter is a song written about Rice's fiance at the time, who happened to play bass in his band. In fact, his whole first album, O, was written about her. Unfortunately, they split up, and his whole second album, 9, was written about that. Yeah, he's obsessed.
68. Death Cab For Cutie- Soul Meets Body
67. Iron & Wine- Jezebel
66. The Kooks- Naive
This song is dedicated to Cardsox
65. Portugal the Man- AKA M80 The Wolf
Portugal The Man is sort of an easier to listen to Mars Volta. In a way. Kind of. By reading the lyrics of this song, it appears to tell the tale of a painter or some sort of man that is forced to paint. By someone. It may all be symbolism. Who knows.
64. The Red Hot Chili Peppers- Can't Stop
The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been one of the most prolific bands of the last 20 years, releasing 9 albums since 1987 and many more live CD's and EP's. They have been one of the few bands able to adapt and transition from the funky late 80's to the more calm and generic 2000's. As witnessed by their last album, not necessarily a good thing, but hey, they're the one's making millions.
63. The Shins- A Comet Appears
62. Queens of the Stone Age- No One Knows
All I can say is this, no current band can make uality, riff driven songs, like Queens of the Stone Age can.
61. The Thermals- Returning to the Fold
60. Remy Zero- Fair
59. The White Stripes- Icky Thump
58. The Shins- Caring Is Creepy
The Shins are pretty much the poster child of indie music. Their relatively unnatractive, complete nerds, and they play good music. Never has an indie band gotten more attention (or sales) than the Shins have, and for good reason.
57. The Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet With Butterfly Wings
56. U2- One
One may be one (hahahah) of the best written songs of all time, and would be much higher on this list if it didn't have such a bring and clunky tempo.
55. Bruce Springsteen- Radio Nowhere
54. Wilco- California Stars
Wilco = amazing
53. Bright Eyes- Easy/Lucky/Free
52. Nada Surf- See These Bones
51. Semisonic- Closing Time
If you can name another Semisonic song off the top of your head, well, I'd be impressed. Closing Time is a model example of a one hit wonder, but its just so damn catchy
50. Tha Matches- Wake The Sun
Wake The Sun is the quintessentialsong of redemption (besides maybe redemption song). Shawn Harris sings of how the world looks brighter, and everything is all bright and cheery, and other happy stuff like that. Why is everything so peachy in Harris's eyes? Well getting rid of a cocaine addiction may help.
49. Tokyo Police Club- Nature Of The Experiment
48. Pixies- Here Comes Your Man
47- Radiohead- Karma Police
The modern rock group is named after this song, so it must be good (or have a really cool title). Or both
46. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Otherside
45. R.E.M.- Man On The Moon
44. Beck- Devil's Haircut
43. The La's- There She Goes
42. Band Of Horses- No One's Gonna Love You
41. Albert Hammond Jr.-GfC
Ever heard of this song? Probably not. It's because its only been out since this tuesday. But still, its awesome. I promise.