Saturday, December 12, 2009

#10 of the 00s - MGMT

Even though their live performance in Athens wasn't as special as I would have liked.
Songs about growing up, or is it the environment? or the earth's destruction in 2012 according to the 4th dimensional prophecy? or selling out? or just sex? Something different for everyone, something special for each one.

10. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

All along the western front
People line up to receive.
She got the power in her hands
To shock you like you won't believe.
Saw her in the amazon
With the voltage running through her skin
Standing there with nothing on
She's gonna teach me how to swim

Ooh girl
Shock me like an electric eel
Baby girl
Turn me on with your electric feel


The water is warm
But it’s sending me shivers
A baby is born
Crying out for attention

The memories fade
Like looking through a fogged mirror
Decision to decisions are made
And not bought,
But I thought this wouldn’t hurt a lot.
I guess not


Past the point of love
Shattered and untied
Waiting to pick up the pieces
That make it out alright

But pieces of what?
Pieces of what?
Pieces of what doesn't matter anymore

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Friday, December 11, 2009

#11 of the 00s - Scissor Sisters

Even just for Baby Daddy the proudest bear pop icon, even just for 'the Other Side' one of the most haunting ballads, even just for 'Take Your Mama' and 'Filthy Gorgeous' and their -fuck'em let's dance and have fun- attitude.

11. Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters

There's lovers in the backseat
Jealous glances now I'm looking for another song
On the radio
I'll take you to a side street
In the shadows you can touch one another now
And I'll just watch the show


Gonna take your mama out all night
Yeah we'll show her what it's all about
We'll get her jacked up on some cheap champagne
We'll let the good times all roll out
And if the music ain't good, well it's just too bad
We're gonna sing along no matter what
Because the dancers don't mind at the New Orleans
If you tip 'em and they make a cut


Cause you're filthy Oooh, and I'm gorgeous
You're disgusting Oooh, and you're nasty
And you can grab me oooh, cause you're nasty


Won't you just tell Baby Daddy,
I'm gonna need his love.
Why don't you give me he love?


If it takes another life
I'll wait for you
On the other side
Everything that comes to me
As good
Belongs to you
I'll count our blessings as I
Wait for you
On the other side
Good luck and I will see you through

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

#12 of the 00s - Death Cab For Cutie

Eleven honest and uncomplicated poems of love remembered, love lost, and settling for no love at all.

The unfoldable distance between two lovers, an ocean growing between you, a glove compartment filled with traces of lost loves, a bookshelf of books on past relationships, the house you made for your family passing on to the next bride, the sound of settling, a hickey that you thought would never fade, throwing away your porn magazines cos they can't compare, steamy nights in the back of cars and pointing at stars from the passenger seat on the long drives home, is he a shooting star or your sattellite?

12. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism / Plans

I wish the world was flat like the old days
Then i could travel just by folding a map
No more airplanes, or speed trains, or freeways
There'd be no distance that could hold us back.

This is fact not fiction
For the first time in years
all the girls in every girlie magazine
Can't make me feel any less alone
I'm reaching for the phone


The glove compartment is inaccurately named
And everybody knows it.
So i'm proposing a swift orderly change.

Cause behind its door there's nothing to keep my fingers warm
And all i find are souvenirs from better times
Before the gleam of your taillights fading east
To find yourself a better life.


Baa bah, this is the sound of settling
Baa bah, baa bah


I need you so much closer

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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

#13 of the 00s - Franz Ferdinand

You can fall in love for the simplest of reasons, you can you can feel a passion that could ignite whole cities, you can let your heart go on the dance floor. Let loose and feel with the strength you used to, the foolish way they tell you about. And if you get hurt, well there's other albums for that.

13. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
/ You Could Have It So Much Better / Tonight

Eyes, boring a way through me
Paralyse, controlling completely
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns

This fire is out of control
I'm going to burn this city
Burn this city


So Sexy, I'm sexy
So come and dance with me Michael

Michael you're the only one I ever want only one I ever want only one I ever want
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance floor
Michael you're dancing like a beautiful dance-whore
Michael waiting on a Silver platter now
And nothing matters now


It's always better on holiday
So much better on holiday
That's why we only work when
We need the money

Gregor was down again
Said come on, kick me again
Said i'm so drunk
I don't mind if you kill me
Come on you gutless
I'm alive
I'm alive
I'm alive
And how i know it
But for chips and for freedom
I could die

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Monday, December 07, 2009

#14 of the 00s - Queens of the Stone Age

Haunting vulgar truths in your face, the hard beat you can't ignore.

14. Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

My generation's for sale,
Beats a steady job.
How much have you got?

You're insulted, You can't be bought or sold.
(Translation: offer too low.)
You don't know what you're worth,
(It isn't much.)


There is nothing you can say,
You can't wish me away,
Every masochist, gets a turn,
The sadistic twist, you'll never learn,


The truth hurts so bad, wouldn't you say?
So why tell it?
If ignorance is bliss,
Then I'm in heaven now.


I'm gonna suture up my future,
I ain't jaded, I just hate it.


You ain't a has been if you never was.

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