Adrian Mules's end of the decade party playlist

Whilst thinking of a soundtrack to end the decade at our New Years party I started pulling songs together into a best of the decade playlist.

What started as ten soon became twenty, then after walking away more and more songs starting tapping on my shoulder like a demented woodpecker. So then it became forty, then fifty, then one-hundred. Then I just gave in. So as part of our end of decade celebrations here is my personal top two-hundred and fitfy songs of the noughties! A sixteen hour playlist, design to satisfy even the most hardened party goer.

To keep things interesting (and to prevent it being a top one-thousand) I’ve only allowed one song per artist and I've also included forty live performance videos. Assemble, enjoy, dissect, discuss and maybe even post your own – just make sure you don’t eat all the twiglets:


1 The Libertines - Time For Heroes

2 Peaches - Fuck The Pain Away
3 Zomby - Tears in the Rain
4 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps

5 Laura Cantrell - Two Seconds
6 Ms. John Soda - Hands
7 The Fall - Theme From Sparta F.C.

8 The French - Gabriel in the Airport
9 At The Drive-In - One Armed Scissor

10 Miss Black America - Talk Hard
11 Aphex Twin - Avril 14th
12 Super Furry Animals - Presidential Suite

13 Ladytron - Seventeen
14 The Strokes - Someday

15 The Streets - Has It Come To This?
16 Yeasayer - 2080

17 The Delgados - Coming In From The Cold
18 Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Every Night I Die At Miyagis
19 The Walkmen - The Rat

20 Clinic - Distortions
21 The White Stripes - The Same Boy You've Always Known

22 Interpol - Obstacle 1
23 Battles - Atlas

24 Melys - Chinese Whispers
25 Meanwhile Back In Communist Russia - Morning After Pill
26 Neko Case & Her Boyfriends - Twist The Knife
27 Midlake - Head Home

28 Doves - The Cedar Room
29 Frank Black - The Swimmer
30 Camera Obscura - Happy New Year
31 McLusky - Lightsabre Cocksucking Blues
32 Morrissey - First Of The Gang To Die

33 Giant Drag - Kevin Is Gay
34 A.R.E. Weapons - Don't Be Scared
35 Bis - Dead Wrestlers
36 The Breeders - Off You
37 The Moldy Peaches - Anyone Else But You
38 Astrid - Modes Of Transport
39 Art Brut - Formed A Band
40 The Rock Of Travolta - Giant Robo
41 Queens Of The Stone Age - A Song For The Dead

42 Cymbals Eat Guitars - Living North
43 Prinzhorn Dance School - You Are The Space Invader
44 The Go! Team - Ladyflash
45 Tesla Boy - Runaway Man
46 The Shins - Young Pilgrims
47 Daniel Johnston - Fake Records of Rock n Roll
48 We Have Band - You Came Out

49 Johnny Cash - Hurt
50 Invasion - Moongazer
51 Primal Scream - Swastika Eyes

52 Crystal Castles - Airwar
53 Klaxons - Golden Skans
54 Be Your Own Pet - Damn Damn Leash
55 King Biscuit Time - Kwangchow
56 The Cribs - Men's Needs

57 The Duloks - (I'm Going to Follow Your) Star Trail
58 Fujiya & Miyagi - Ankle Injuries
59 The Wave Pictures - I Love You Like A Madman
60 Matt Sweeny & Bonnie Prince Billy - Only Someone Running
61 Cat Power - Names
62 Mogwai - Glasgow Mega-Snake

63 Nosferatu D2 - Springsteen
64 Glasvegas - Daddys Gone

65 Luke Haines - English Southern Man
66 Amerie - 1 Thing
67 Jamie T - Back In The Game

68 Los Campesinos! - The International Tweexcore Underground
69 Let's Wrestle - Song For Abba Tribute Record
70 Arctic Monkeys - The View From The Afternoon

71 Brendan Benson - Spit It Out
72 Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining

73 Bloc Party - Banquet
74 The Rakes - Work, Work, Work (Pub, Club, Sleep)
75 Rufus Wainwright - The Art Teacher
76 The Decemberists - The Kingdom of Spain
77 TV On The Radio - Golden Age

78 The Pipettes - It Hurts To See You Dance So Well
79 The Dears - Lost The Plot
80 The Long Blondes - Weekend Without Makeup
81 Bright Eyes - First Day Of My Life
82 Johnny Boy - You Are The Generation That Bought More Shoes And You Get What You Deserve
83 Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man

84 Bearsuit - Hey Charlie, Hey Chuck
85 The Spinto Band - Oh Mandy
86 Soccer Committee - Carriage
87 Stephanie Dosen - This Joy
88 Belle & Sebastian - Funny Little Frog
89 Semifinalists - Our Body
90 Rihanna - Umbrella
91 Spank Rock - Rick Rubin
92 Mystery Jets - You Can't Fool Me Dennis
93 Those Dancing Days - Hitten
94 The Teenagers - Love No
95 Lykke Li - Little Bit
96 Sugababes - Freak Like Me
97 Help She Can't Swim - Hospital Drama

98 The Joy Formidable - Ostrich
99 Metallica - Frantic
100 M.I.A. - Paper Planes
101 LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations

102 Schneider Tm Vs Kpt - The Light 3000
103 Uffie - Pop The Glock
104 Burial - Archangel
105 Ceephax - Hardcore Wick
106 Deltron - Virus
107 Elbow - Can't Stop
108 Patrick Wolf - Accident & Emergency
109 La Roux - Fascination
110 Shitmat - The Aomen
111 Smog - Feather By Feather
112 The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Stay Alive
113 Yo Majesty - Club Action
114 Chickenhawk - I Hate This, Do You Like It
115 The Wedding Present - I'm From Further North Than You
116 Dizzee Rascal - Fix Up, Look Sharp
117 Fleet Foxes - White Winter Hymnal

118 Foals - Mathletics
119 Ikara Colt - One Note
120 iLiKETRAiNS - The Beeching Report
121 Jarvis Cocker - Running the World
122 Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard - The Upside-Down Cross
123 Kid Spatula - Housewife
124 Ladyfuzz - Monster
125 Luke Vibert - Analord
126 PJ Harvey - The Letter

127 Shellac - Be Prepared
128 The Ting Tings - That's Not My Name
129 Venetian Snares - Beverly's Potatoe Orchestra
130 Ballboy - I Hate Scotland
131 Atmosphere - Smart Went Crazy
132 Beirut - Elephant Gun
133 Buffalo Tom - Thrown
134 Cold Cave - Love Comes Close
135 Flying Lotus - Parisian Goldfish
136 Evan Dando - Hard Drive

137 Frank Turner - Reasons Not to Be an Idiot
138 Golden Silvers - Another Universe
139 Kings Of Leon - California Waiting
140 Lemuria - Yesterday's Lunch
141 Kasabian - Club Foot
142 Liars - Houseclouds
143 Lightning Bolt - Captain Caveman
144 Lupen Crook - The Dead Relative
145 Panda Bear - Comfy In Nautica
146 Folk Implosion - Pearl
147 Preston School Of Industry - Whalebones
148 Raging Speedhorn - Thumper
149 Seafruit - Looking For Sparks
150 Sonic Youth - Sacred Trickster

151 Willy Mason - Oxygen
152 That Fucking Tank - Simply The Beast
153 The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Celebrate Your Mother
154 These New Puritans - Elvis
155 The Lovely Eggs - I Like Birds (But I Like Other Animals Too)
156 Blur - Out Of Time
157 You Say Party! We Say Die! - You Did It!
158 The Social - Under Grey English Skies
159 Stars Of The Lid - The Evil That Never Arrived
160 Ben Frost - Coda
161 Dananananaykroyd - The Greater Than Symbol And The Hash
162 Efterklang - Towards The Bare Hill
163 Good Shoes - Morden
164 Imogen Heap - Hide And Seek
165 Little Boots - New In Town

166 System Of A Down - Chop Suey!
167 Magik Markers - Last Of The Lemach Line
168 Maxïmo Park - Going Missing
169 S*M*A*S*H - Icon
170 Saloon - Girls Are the New Boys
171 The Coral - Skeleton Key

172 Gallon Drunk - The Rotten Mile
173 Holy Fuck - Super Inuit
174 Autechre - Paralel Suns
175 Claro Intelecto - Gone To The Dogs
176 Peeping Tom - Mojo

177 Clearlake - Don't Let The Cold In
178 Crippled Black Phoenix - Suppose I Told The Truth
179 Japandroids - Young Hearts Spark Fire
180 KTL - Wicked Way
181 Mansun - I Can Only Disappoint U

182 The Drips - 16, 16, six
183 Stereolab - Neon Beenbag
184 The Little Ones - Face The Facts
185 The Orphans - Darleen (Why Don't We Do It By The ATM Machine?)
186 Soulsavers - Can't Catch The Train
187 586 - We Got Bored
188 Greg Churchill - Lesser Meaning
189 Untitled Musical Project - I May Not Be Jimi Hendrix But At Least I'm Still Alive
190 The Oscilation - Liquid Memoryman
191 The Sunshine Underground - Commerical Breakdown
192 Air - Playground Love
193 Andy Stott - Black
194 Blank Dogs - Open Shut
195 Fugazi - Ex-Spectator
196 Half Man Half Biscuit - Bad Losers On Yahoo Chess
197 Har Mar Superstar - Transit
198 Hot Chip - Over & Over

199 Manic Street Preachers - Jackie Collins Existential Question Time
200 Melt Banana - Cat Brain Land
201 Mercury Rev - Spiders & Flies
202 Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Murder On The Dancefloor
203 Fucked Up - Days Of Last
204 Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor
205 Test Icicles - What's Your Damage?
206 The Boyfriends - Adult Acne
207 The Death Set - Intermission
208 The Real Heat - Heart Not Innit
209 Tindersticks - Trying To Find A Home
210 Marc Smith Vs Safe N Sound - Identify The Beat
211 The Drums - Let's Go Surfing
212 The Bronx - White Guilt
213 Scott Walker - A Lover Loves
214 Polysics - Wild One

215 No Age - Everybody's Down
216 3 Inches Of Blood - Destroy The Orcs
217 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - As Sure As The Sun
218 Death From Above 1979 - Pull Out
219 Ian Brown - F.E.A.R.
220 Radiohead - The National Anthem

221 The Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
222 Kanye West - Gold Digger
223 Plan B - No More Eatin'
224 Poppy & The Jezebels - The Lips Of Cleopatra
225 Lab 4 - Candyman
226 The Futureheads - Decent Days And Nights

227 The Beastie Boys - Ch-Check It Out
228 The Horrors - Sheena Is A Parasite
229 The Magnetic Fields - I'll Dream Alone
230 The Polyphonic Spree - Two Thousand Places
231 Tall Pony - I'm Your Boyfriend Now
232 Stellastarr* - My Coco
233 The Knife - Silent Shout
234 Campag Velocet - Me And A Foe
235 Beyoncé - Crazy In Love
236 A Place To Bury Stranges - I Know I'll See You
237 Mass Of The Fermenting Dregs - World Is Yours

238 Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip - Thou Shalt Always Kill
239 The Early Years - Rats
240 Jay Reatard - Fluorescent Grey
241 HEALTH - Triceratops

242 New Young Pony Club - Ice Cream
243 One More Grain - Lad With A Balloon
244 Sparks - Good Morning

245 She Wants Revenge - Sister
246 To My Boy - I Am X-Ray
247 The Magic Numbers - Forever Lost
248 Sunn 0))) & Boris - Akuma No Kuma
249 Dustin's Bar Mitzvah - To The Ramones
250 Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out

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