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Your favorite music from the past decade

So many people here routinely dismiss all new music. Let's prove them wrong, shall we?

Post a link to your favorite song from the last 10 years below. No long lists, just YouTube (or similar) links to make this as user-friendly as possible.

I'll start with this: 'Barbra Streisand' by Duck Sauce. It's fun and funny with an excellent video, too.

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'Little Secrets,' Passion Pit

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'Hold On,' Alabama Shakes

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'Love Interruption,' Jack White

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'Myth,' Beach House

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"Maybe It's Over" - Jon McLaughlin (Feat. Xenia Martinez)

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Lifehouse -- Millennium entry of those groups with weird guitar chords that no guitarist previous to 1990 could imagine.

(Nirvana started it)

(Or maybe Blue Nile)

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Babes Squirt Pillow by Elizabeth Matherly

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Not a huge Beyonce fan, but I love this one.

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A great old fashioned torch song.

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Love Somebody - Robbie Williams

One of the songs I feel he really just let loose and committed to a song. Of course, a backup choir never hurts either...

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The Gossip "Listen Up"

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India.Arie - Gift of Acceptance

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People here love to hate him, but Kanye has some killer songs.

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Pardon Me ~ Maxine Swaby

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Its So Cold in tha D (how the fuck do we posta keep peace) ~ Tbaby

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Could the racist fuck at R7/R15/R15 please go fuck himself?

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Grape Lady ~ I Cant Breathe

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Arcade Fire - "Neighborhood # 1"

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"That Home" - Cinematic Orchestra

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"Two Dots on a Map" - Russian Futurists

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Im Pressin' Charges ~ Soulja Girl

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Maybe Tomorrow, Stereophonics

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You Don't Know My Name -- Alicia Keys

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Zero Seven "In The Waiting Line"

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We Belong Together = Mariah Carey

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Apollo Cobra

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Twice, Little Dragon

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"Breathe Me" - Sia

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"The Rat" - The Walkmen

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"I Luv The Valley OH!" - Xiu Xiu

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"Maps" - Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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Elvis - Alpha

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"Out of Time" - Blur

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Hey ya, Outkast

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Frozen - Madonna

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"Call Your Girlfriend" - Robyn

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Arcade Fire - Neighbourhood #3 (power out)

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"Cold War" - Janelle Monae

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Washed Out, Feel it All Around. The Portlandia theme song.

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Fan Death, "Reunited"

I've been seriously into the groove of this song since I first heard it, but I enjoy the video too. It pulls a lot of pop culture references from past music videos (some of which I can't even identify) like Prince, PeeWee Herman, Talking Heads, Marilyn Manson, Martin Gore, Courtney Love, and Axl Rose, among others.

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"White Winter Hymnal" - Fleet Foxes

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a current favorite that is a little reminiscent of the smooth jazz of Sade...

Yuna, "Live Your Life"

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My favorite new album from the last 5 years is the first White Lies disc. Unfortunately the follow-up is not as good. And my favorite song off that album is

"A Place to Hide"

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"Yeah", Usher.

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Tara Jane O'Neil - blue light room.

Huge fan of her work, she's making great music all through the 00s.

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Calexico - Black Heart.

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Good idea, this thread, OP.

I'm definitely one of those people who dismisses recent music and at first I clicked on a few of these and thought my feelings were confirmed...but I like #20 and #47 a lot. I'm sure there other good things here. I'm going to come back and play them all when I get a chance.

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Promises - Badly Drawn Boy

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I guess everyone hates Coldplay, but I heard this on The Newsroom last week, didn't know it was them and I love it. "Fix You".

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Love Calexico too, really looking forward to Algiers this fall.

Shannon Wright - Pale White

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Brisa Roché - Whistle

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Cat Power's The Greatest, perhaps the best American song of the last decade, no doubt it'll become a classic American song in time to come.

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"Fascinated" - Ivy

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B-52s - Funplex (2007)

Men Without Hats - Head Above Water (2012)

Dimmu Borgir - Gateways (2012)

Blutengel - Engelsblute

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I had no idea Ivy were still making music, weird I pulled Apartment Life out of the back of my record collect last week for the first time in ages. It is a great summer in the city record.

Sharon van Etten - save yourself.

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I think the main reason why so many of these new songs are so mediocre to just plan bad is people don't write music anymore. They write lyrics and then add music. If you want to see this, see how bad the music really is today, redo the song in a language you don't understand and you still hear how bad the actual music behind the lyrics is, including most of the songs listed on this thread, of which I have listen to many.

Song writers today have become street poets with sonic noise playing in the background.

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Summer Is Over - Jon McLaughlin

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Josh Ritter, "The Curse"

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"Where I Sleep" - Emeli Sande

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joan as police woman

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Fleet Foxes - The Shrine/ An Argument

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"Angels" - The xx. Dreamy and beautiful.

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Sorry, here's the link.

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Anything from Thievery Corporation

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Of course no one here will have ever heard of her but, Kristin Hersh - 'Flooding' is awesome.

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Of course, R66. Throwing Muses.

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I love Kristin Hersh, R66, both solo and with Throwing Muses. Glad to see she's still making music.

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Hot Chip, "Over and Over"

Watch this Glastonbury crowd go apeshit. Not to mention I want Owen, the in the orange shirt who knows how to dance properly, as my boyfriend.

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Kurt Vile - In My Baby's Arms

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Oh, yes, R66, the "obscure" Kristin Hersh. There have been threads on DL about her memoir "Rat Girl," but of course no one here has heard of her. You must be the same person who thinks Cat Power and Neko Case are extremely well-kept secrets, known only by a rarefied few.

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Noah and the Whale - "Give It All Back"

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Love so many songs on this thread. This one just barely makes the 10 year cut off.

Good old depressed Elliott.

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I'm loving some of this stuff. Great thread.

R48, I like your attitude. There's no way you'll like all the songs here, as they're sort of all over the map, from worldwide hits to experimental underground stuff. But I'll bet you'll find a few nuggets in here.

Here's some more Hot Chip, via The Simpsons:

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Broadcast "Ominous Cloud"

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Saeglopur (Sigur Rós). Heard this in the background of some girls make-up video on YouTube. Don't know what it's about, but I love it anyhow.

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R59 beat me to posting "The Curse," which is one of the most beautiful songs ever written IMO. Second runner up:

"Some Nights" by f.u.n.

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Never Gonna Give You Up, smooth Marvin Gaye-like soul.

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Interpol "Lights"

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"Top Ranking" - Blonde Redhead

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"I Need More Love" - Robert Randolph & The Family Band

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The Avett Brothers have built an impressive catalogue over the past decade. This is "Murder in the City." Their best is "Please Pardon Yourself."

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Josh Ritter is as close as we'll get to another Dylan.

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"100 Yard Dash" - Rafael Saadiq

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"Ain't Nothing Wrong With That" - Robert Randolph & The Family Band

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I love Rafael, thanks for that R84.

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Born on A Day The Sun Didn't Rise - Black Moth Super Rainbow

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I agree with R83. Josh Ritter is incredible.

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Pyramid Song - Radiohead

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She really was a brilliant poet/songwriter on top of anythign else. Amy Jade Winehouse dies a year ago today This is my favorite of her songs.

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I've been listening to some of the songs posted here and most of them are absolut shit. Are these really the best?

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I think it's time for your stewed prunes, R91.

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I'm sorry but the songs posted here are dry dog shit compared to anything composed by Mr. Stevie Wonder in the 60's and 70's

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R91/R93, please feel free to stick to threads where you're an expert. I'm sure there's a few pedo discussions awaiting you.

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most of the music here is shit, certainly the one op linked.

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jónsi "Sinking Friendships" -- this video is a stunning timelapse of one of his live performances.

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Brandi Carlile "A Promise to Keep" (or pretty much any other, but I am obsessed).

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R91/R93/R95, how does it feel to be so irrelevant?

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R91 No one said these songs are the best. Maybe after you have that stick removed from your ass, you can enroll in a reading comprehension class?

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r93, why are you wasting your time here, shouldn't you be busy compiling a best of list for Rolling Stone?

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Brandi Carlile looks like she has a band full of twins. Great strong voice she has.

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"Missing Link" - Cortney Tidwell

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Quinn Marston - Can You Hear Me See Me Now.

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"Laura" - Bat For Lashes. The video is haunting and beautiful.

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Bad Boy

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Loved several debuts...

Zero 7 Royksopp Junior Boys Scissor Sisters

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Maria Mckee

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Delicate by Damien Rice.

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"Pass This On" - The Knife

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Really dig The Knife.

Stina Nordenstam 'Get On With Your Life'

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Has anyone seen the album cover for Bat For Lashes' new album The Haunted Man. Pretty daring.

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Damn R82, that is one attractive family. Nice song, too.

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"Sugarbaby" - Morningwood

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Anything by Morrissey!

Just kidding. He's so totally shite these days. Sigh.

My favorite (at least in terms of "most listened to") is probably The Knife's "Heartbeats." It's a genius song and I want it played at my (never gonna happen) wedding. See link for video.

I would settle for the José Gonzalez cover if he serenaded me and then we made out for like eighteen hours, but I doubt that's going to happen either.

I was also infatuated with Hot Chip's "Boy from School," but I'm placing it in second.

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"Tiger" - Maximum Balloon (vocalist/producer from TV on the Radio)

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Robyn - "Don't Tell Me What to Fucking Do"

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a favorite instrumental track...

Empire of the Sun, 'Country'

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for the Progheads... Frost*

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"Better" - Regina Spektor

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I liked "Annie"s debut.

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alt-J - Tessellate from their debut album [italic]An Awesome Wave[/italic] - expect them to pick up next years Mercury award.

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"John Wayne Gacy Jr." - Sufjan Stevens

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Is Sufjan Stevens gay or not?

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No he is not gay, I think he dated one of the girls in his band.

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Midlake - "Roscoe"

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Any metalheads around? Opeth "Heir Apparent"

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John Grant - Caramel, utterly beautiful open gay love song. Not the best audio quality, sadly.

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Much love for John and the Czars... thanks, r127

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I'm surprised more gay men don't listen to John, his work is so brave in terms of being sexuality. I went to one of his concerts when Queen of Denmark came out and the majority of audience were straight couples. Good in a way, but sad too.

The Czars cover of Where the Boys Are, is one of my all time favourite songs.

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I love that entire album - "I'm Sorry", "Angel Eyes", "I Fall to Pieces"... completely reinterpreted from a gay sensibility. The whole lack of gays into him remind me of the Hidden Cameras who attract mostly straight hipsters even though their music is total gay church music.

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Maybe it's not necessarily gay music, as in gay music is more shallow, easy, pink poppy music to dance to.

It's very indie and indie isn't a style most gay men dig.

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Great thread!

"Lost Art of Conversation" by Divine Comedy. Perfect Brit-pop.

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"Take Me To The Ballroom" - Moonbabies

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Shovels & Rope - "1200 Miles"

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"To Be By Your Side", Nick Cave (from Winged Migration)

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R90, "Love is A Losing Game" is a fabulous song.

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The cover is better than the original

Mark Ronson ft Amy Winehouse, "Valerie"

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sorry, link

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"Whatever You Want" - Club 8

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The Sign-Ace of Base

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What R137 said.

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Widowspeak _ Gun Shy. Awesome new band.

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Paula Frazer - that you know, one of America's most underrated artists.

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Nicole Atkins - The Way It Is

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Loved Neptune City, but thought Mondo Amore wasn't as good.

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"Anna" - Hello Saferide

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Agreed R145, Mondo Amore had some great songs but wasn't as strong overall as Neptune. I still never pass up a chance to see Nicole live, her voice amazes me time and again.

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"Cameo Lover" - Kimbra (not featuring Gotye)

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Antony and the Johnsons - You Are My Sister

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Thanks for that R143, I didn't realize she was still making music. "Gentle Creatures" is one of my favorite records ever.

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My very best song

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There has been no great music in 30 years. But this song is at least fun & catchy and has a great message: Lilly Allen's "Fuck You"

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[quote]There has been no great music in 30 years.

How sad for you that you think that.

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Texas! I love this song......

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R153, there's no way you could reach your idiotic conclusion if you'd bothered to listen to even half the songs on this thread.

You're an old, stubborn asshole.

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I want to post a big thanks to R121 for the alt-J recommendation - I went and downloaded the album & it is the best thing I've heard in years...

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The Black Heart Procession - A Cry For Love

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Gillian Welch - time (the revelator)

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Science Proves: Pop Music Has Actually Gotten Worse

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For a girl group, Girls Aloud makes some really interesting and innovative pop music.

-Biology, Swinging London Town, No Good Advice, Graffiti My Soul, Black Jacks for starters

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"Another Sunny Day" - Belle and Sebastian

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Great song, R162!

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I love that song, r31! here's my pick: Be Brave by Tropic of Cancer

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Stars - "Your Ex-Lover is Dead"

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Groove Armada - History

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New Order "Jetstream"

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Fratellis - Baby Fratelli

How can anyone not love this song?

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As a kid of the 80's, the first pup music that caught my attention was the straight up synth-pop of the time.

My tastes are broader now, but I'm happy that there are still groups that make similar styled synthesizer driven music. It's not stuff that gets airplay on American radio, but there are many bands out there.

One of the groups that I've liked pretty consistently is Ladytron. The attached is a record that could have been spinning on my turntable (yup) in 1985.

"Runaway" is from Ladytron's 2008 album.

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Franz Ferdinand: "Eleanor put your boots on."

"Leap until the gulf stream's brought you down..."

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More Ladytron - "Beauty*2"

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"Slo Fuzz" - Sol Seppy

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Just heard this song yesterday and I can't get enough of it.

Never heard of the band before so I don't know anything about them except that according to youtube comments they are opening for Ed Sheeran on his current tour.

Also, this single is free on Amazon MP3 right now.

Passenger, "Let Her Go"

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