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The Tracks We Wore Out

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Pitchfork just (somewhat prematurely) released their list of the top 500 tracks of the decade as part of their ongoing P2K: The Decade in Music series. But I guess someone had to kick off the end of the decade lists that are sure to start permeating our lives starting now. Regardless, it’s quite a feat for anyone to take on. When these things do inevitable come around, I love to turn them into playlists for my own bizarre entertainment. You see, I love lists, of any kind really. And these are my favorite kind. So I thought I’d take my playlist of Pitchfork’s top 50 tracks of the decade and put them up here. I’m sure someone will come along and put up all 500 somewhere, but that level of obsessiveness is for another fool to deal with. Enjoy.

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Rooty LP (2001)

Romeo

49

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Illinoise LP (2005)

Chicago

48

Picture 24Panda Bear

Person Pitch LP (2006)

Bros

47

Picture 23Burial

Untrue LP (2007)

Archangel

46

Picture 22Robyn ft. Kleerup

Self Titled LP (2007)

With Every Heartbeat

45

Picture 15Hot Chip

The Warning LP (2005)

Over and Over

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Deer Tick

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I saw these guys when they opened for Phosphorescent a few weeks back at Johnny Brenda’s. They tore it up and had the crowd in the palm of their hands. I took notice. I’ve since been soaking in their album War Elephant, released in 2007. Overall, it’s pretty decent country tinged indie rock with shades of early Modest Mouse and The National, and there are a few gems that pop up throughout. They also have a new album dropping in June called Born on Flag Day. A very Springsteen-esque title.

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From the album War Elephant:

war-elephant2Deer Tick – Standing at the Threshold

Deer Tick – These Old Shoes

Deer Tick – Diamond Rings 2007

From their Daytrotter Sessions:

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Deer Tick – Little White Lies

Deer Tick – The Ghost

From their upcoming album Born on Flag Day:

dt-flagday-coverDeer Tick – Easy

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