19 January 2010

2000s mixburst #11: rock

er, "modern rock"? eh, not sure what's so modern about it. most notable thing about rock in the 2000s?: as with pretty much every other (vocal?) genre except for rap, it was more or less dominated by women. (8/13 of the tracks that made this mix are female-fronted, which was not especially an intention of mine at the outset. q.e.d...?) i was not a big fan of rock in this decade, but i do like almost all the songs below, with the possible exception of the final three, which seemed important to include as perhaps the three defining indie>mainstream crossover rock tracks of the decade (all by boy-bands) (forgot about the white stripes though...) – "float on" is, yeah, okay-eeah, but i never especially liked "take you out" (gimme "darts of pleasure" or, better, "do you want to," kthx), and "last nite" is far from being one of my favorite strokes songs. oh well. kelly/ashlee/avril/miley rulz, natch (wait, don't tell me "c u again" isn't rock right?), and now i regret not including more of "how you remind me" (mostly b/c i figured people wouldn't want to be reminded that much), cuz i am rather fond of it. it was nice putting the simpson-wentzes together (it almost sounds like they're talking to each other, aw), and i like how the v's introduce s-k by saying the name of their song. (i thought they would make nice together.)

ok rok on. wait i forgot this iz rock not rok. (cuz u can't dance to that ish!)

#11: rock (like a party star) [15:21]

Nickelback - How You Remind Me (2001)
Avril Lavigne - Complicated (2002)
Kelly Clarkson - Behind These Hazel Eyes (2005)
Ashlee Simpson-Wentz - Pieces Of Me (2004)
Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Going Down (2005)
Paramore - Misery Business (2007)
The Veronicas - 4Ever (2005)
Sleater-Kinney - Oh! (2002)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Y Control (2003)
Miley Cyrus - See You Again (2007)
Franz Ferdinand - Take You Out (2004)
Modest Mouse - Float On (2004)
The Strokes - Last Nite (2001)

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