The last in a tetragy (word? i don't think so.) Anyways, i would liket to respond to some comments made.
bigdleech, you state the Killers are bad because the lead singer is bi, and other reasons. Your sexual orientation has nothing to do with your music! Micheal Stipes of R.E.M is g.ay, and the great Freddy Mercury was g.ay. Yet R.E.M and Queen are two of the best bands ever. Shakespeare was bisexual, and he is the most famous poet of all time. The Greek Warrior Achilles may have been bisexual, and he kicked a*s. So anyways.....
The list is complete! There were a total of of 45 bands, compared to I think 32 on Chrono's list, which is relevant in showing how the two eras vis-a-vis each other produced a different type of music. In the 60's and 70's, they had epic musicians such as the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, and many others, yet if I asked you who the Beatles of today were, or the Bob Marley of today who would you say? The fact is, good music is few and far between these days, but, as noted bythis list, it is stil there.
Done, but DO NOT SKIP TO THE BOTTOM PLEASE! do it for me!
P.S- There is a shocker on this list!
#24. Smashing Pumpkins- Tarantula
This is truly the Pumpkins at their best. Of course, Corgan did everything in the recording, he played guitar, bass and vocals. If you didn't know, Corgan is an egotistical, OCD, jerkoff who does everything on the recordings because he thinks he is the only one who can. Anyway, he does it best, and this song is the Pumpkins at their best. Powerful guitar, i think the excellent guitar work is what pushed this song in the top 25, it really is good.
#23. Wolfmother- Joker and the Thief
For anyone that likes music from another generation, this is a blast from the past. Wolfmother is a truly different band in this era. If only they would stop hanging out with the crew of Jackass, they might live past 40.
#22. Joe Strummer- Redemption Song
What the hell!? A cover this high? Well first of all, it is a Bob Marley cover, and Marley IMO is the greatest musical mind and lyricist of all time. Secondly, he does it very well. The lyrics truly are powerful, and Strummer has the talent to convey that in his voice. He is smart not to change the dynamics of the song. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
#21. The Arctic Monkeys- From the Ritz to the Rubble
Wonder how much flak i will get for this one? Well anyway, i think it is an excellent song, the lead up before the instruments kick in is a great addition to the song, the vocals are catchy, even if you don't like em, there isn't much wrong with this song, and if you are a fan, a helluva lot right about it.
#20. Incubus- Megalomaniac
The song is about people who think they are people they are not, a megalomaniac. I really don't see this as something people can really relate to, but it is an excellent song. Very good lyrics. Very good. They do an excelent job of changing tempos. And i like the guys voice.
#19. The Arctic Monkeys- A Certain Romance
2 in the span of 3 songs? Wow. Anyway, this song has just what Cardox was criticizing them for previously, lyrics. The song is criticizing America (what else is new) but a lot of the stuff they say is true. Plus they also do what they d best, their instruments really work well with the tone, tempo, and tune of the singer's voice.
#18. The Mars Volta- The Widow
I have heard (on youtube, but still) that the lyrics to this album, Frances the Mute, were based on a diary that the lead singer found in a re-possesed car. It makes sense, and if you listen to the lyrics, the diary's owner lived a very.... interesting life. Anyway, amazing guitar, great lyrics, typical Mars Volta.
I really like this song. A very good first single. The lyrics are good, it is a very mellow relaxing song that is very listenable. Listen for yourself, i really can't explain it better than that.
#16. Bruce Springsteen- Radio Nowhere
A brand new song cracks the top 20. But its the Boss, how could it not be on here. While Devils & Dust seemed like a new thing for Bruce, I, as a casual Springsteener, feel that this song reverts to his prime. A truly excellent song.
#15. Red Hot Chili Peppers- Can't Stop
ONe of the Chili's better songs. Harder than most of their post 1991 stuff, but more sophisticated than their pre-1992 stuff.
As you all know, I am a huge Mars Volta fan. Huge. Monstrous. Gigantico. This song starts off fast, has an instrumental intermission, than starts up again. I find the intermission amazing, because the lack of vocals frames Cedric's (the guitarists) talents. Really don't listen to the lyrics because everything else rocks so much.
No, this isn't a mistake. I HAVE A RAP SONG AT #13 ON THIS LIST! I might get crucified, but this is truly an awe-inspiring song. The lyrics, oh the lyrics, they are incredible. And, unlike many Kweil songs, this song has a very good beat to back the lyrics up. Just listen to the words before killing me, please.
Not big on Audioslave, but this is an excellent song. Very good lyrics, the drums and guitar set up a good pace for the song, and the solo is very good. Tom Morello rules
"On an island in the sun, we plan on having fun" I don't want to review this song. Its number 11, so it has to br good right?
best. video. ever. Oh, yeah, the song. Ummmm.... it is amazing.
#9. Queens of the Stone Age- Little Sister
MORE COWBELL!!!! This song is freaking amazing. I absolutely want to have sex with that guitar solo, it is so sick. Its just cool, everything about this song.
#8. Beck- Lost Cause
The melody and lyrics in this song are incredibly deep. Beck, as proven by this song, is one of the best musicians in the last 10 years. So what if he isn't great at guitar, he makes up for it and then some.
#7. The Killers- Read My Mind
Not even close to being their most popular song, but it is a keeper. Like usual, amazing lyrics, catchy beats. The difference? Not much, but I think this song has the best lyrics.
#6. The Mars Volta- Televators
I really didn't appreciate the genius of this sog until i did a 10 page finals paper explaining the lyrics for music theory. I don't have the paper, but it was mind blowing how encrypted the true meaning to this song was. If you really want to understand the lyrics, write a peper on it, you will be astonished.
#5. Beck- Girl
More of his Beck-liness. See #8 for my reasons, for they are pretty much the same. Great lyrics, but this time around it is more of a fast paced song. And he actually has a solo in this one!.
#4. The Shins- Caring Is Creepy
This is more than just a catchy song. It is a catchy song that instills emotion, as does the movie that this is in, garden State. If the Shins were a movie, they would be Garden State.
No, this is not Johnny Cash's song. It is a cover. Yet it feels like it IS talking about Cash. The lyrics are amazing, and Cash's representation of the song is incredible. It is unnerving for me to see Cash singing when he looks that old and bad.
2. The Red Hot Chili Peppers- Otherside
This is one of the few Chili's songs where the lyrics are the best part of the song, but it is true here. This song is too excellent for words.
The Shins- New Slang
Like I said earlier, the Shins at their best instills emotions, makes you feel for the song, feel like you are the song. The perfect song to represent GS. Anyways, upon looking further, I noticed the lyrics aren't too damn bad either.
"And if you'd 'a took to me like
A gull takes to the wind.
Well, I'd 'a jumped from my tree
And I'd a danced like the king of the eyesores
And the rest of our lives would 'a fared well."
I just love all the similes and literary devices they use in their music. Everytime I listen to this song, I am impressed by the immense amount of genius portrayed in this song.
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