Red Right Hand: 2000-09: CHOON!
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2000-09: CHOON!

This listyness comes via Andy Khouri, ex of CBR. And his listing is some interesting writing, whatever you may think of his choices. And as I'm in the midst of filling the webpage with listy claptrap regarding favorite things of the year, and as my musical taste is narrow, a little maldeveloped, and somewhat random at times, I've decided to expand into the whole of the Aughts (not the Decade, that's a different thing that ends next year.).

However, given the above caveat regarding my tastes and that I generally found the Aughts to be much less interesting than lust the last three years of the Nineties (in terms of non-Reznor generated tuneage), I have lowered the count to a mere 20 songs and imposed an arbitrarily chosen 25% NIN limit.

I'm also feeling a little link-lazy, so just some select tracks for that, eh?
20. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
You know? When they used to be good and channeled a little Duran Duran? Something that Duran Duran themselves can't be bothered to do anymore, what with their Timbaland produced crap.
19 Suicide Note - Johnette Napolitano & Charlie Clouser
18. (tie) Numb/Encore - Linkin Park/Jay-Z and "Encore" DJ Danger Mouse (Beatles vs Jay-Z)
Pretty damn good mash up to make the list with artists I'm generally not that interested in (LP). And I actually like that one just a tad better, but I have to give props to DM for cooking up the Grey Album in the first place.
17. List of Demands - Saul Williams
16. LDN - Lily Allen
I confess, I actually bought the Lily Allen CD. Not the wisest choice, but this darkly silly track deserves its spot.
15. The Perfect Fit - The Dresden Dolls
14. Time is Running Out - Apollo Four Forty
13. Red Right Hand - Pete Yorn
Casts a shadow wherever he stands...
12. Runs in the Family - Amanda Palmer
11. Minerva - Deftones
10. Like A Stone - Audioslave
Cornell + Morello = win. Alas, it was not meant to last. Then Cornell discovered Timbaland and it was all-- Sensing a theme now...

9. Way Down In The Hole - Five Blind Boys of Alabama
8. C'mon C'mon - The Von Bondies
7. Hide and Seek - Imogen Heap
I won't deny that my interest in those songs may have been sparked by television programs. And not The OC in the case of that last one.
6. Missed Me - The Dresden Dolls
Amanda Palmer and the Dresden Dolls are perhaps the only discovery of the last ten years which retained my full interest continuously through many releases and what not.
5. Demon Seed - Nine Inch Nails
4. 35 Ghosts IV - Nine Inch Nails
3. You Know What You Are - Nine Inch Nails
2. 1,000,000 - Nine Inch Nails
1. The Line Begins To Blur - Nine Inch Nails


I've written of Reznor here many times, so I'll spare you this time.
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