My 200 Favorite Alternative Songs of the 2000s: #156-200

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TV on the Radio

For me, personally, the 2000s were a mixed bad of great things, such as my boys graduating from high school and #1 graduating from college for the first time. I had some professional success in teaching and coaching. Yet, I also was dealing with back issues which caused me to eventually have eight surgeries. And, that total does NOT include the procedures I have gone through all in an effort to reduce my pain, none of which worked. One day, I am coaching the fifth best boys’ track and field team in Indiana, and six months later, I have trouble picking up a T-shirt off the floor. Who knew that November 11, 204 would become my fateful date of the beginning of my dance with chronic pain and back spasms. It was during this time that I began my slow transition from being a chemistry teacher/basketball and track & field coach to disabled blogger. We all need a hobby.

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Bon Iver

So, during the 2000s, I found that there was little quality music on the radio, so that forced me to use streaming and downloading services to discover new music. I understand how much richer my musical collection is now that we have the “world-wide inter-web”.

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The Ataris, originally from Anderson, Indiana

Now, what we considered to be alternative music is largely found under the moniker of “indie rock” or “indie pop” and less so the “alternative” label. Now, the alternative label means a pop song that simply drives down the alternative highway, yet still retains some pop gloss.

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From the ashes of Stone Temple Pilots and Guns N’ Roses came Velvet Revolver!

No matter how we label the music, I will be listing My 200 Favorite Alternative Songs of the 2000s, #156-200. Let the countdown begin!

156. Muse – “Hysteria” (2003)

157. Doors Down – “Kryptonite” (2000)

158. Good Charlotte – “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” (2002)

159. 3OH!3 – “Don’t Trust Me” (2008)

160. New Found Glory – “My Friends Over You” (2002)

161. The Ataris – “Boys of Summer” (2003)

162. Kaiser Chiefs – “I Predict a Riot” (2005)

163. Rooney – “When Did Your Heart Go Missing?” (2007)

164. AFI – “Miss Murder” (2006)

165. Coldplay – “Clocks” (2002)

166. A Perfect Circle – “Weak and Powerless” (2003)

167. TV on the Radio – “Halfway Home” (2008)

168. Phantom Planet – “California” (2002)

169. Bon Iver – “Skinny Love” (2007)

170. JET – “Cold Hard Bitch” (2004)

171. Peter Björn and John – “Young Folks” (2006)

172. Jimmy Eat World – “Pain” (2004)

173. Evanescence – “Going Under” (2003)

174. Sum 41 – “In Too Deep” (2001)

175. Linkin Park – “One Step Closer” (2000)

176. Alter Bridge – “In Loving Memory” (2004)

177. Alien Ant Farm – “Smooth Criminal” (2001)

178. The Killers – “All These Things That I’ve Done” (2004)

179. Snow Patrol – “Make This Go on Forever” (2006)

180. The Used – “The Taste of Ink” (2002)

181. 311 – “Love Song” (2004)

182. Good Charlotte – “The Anthem” (2002)

183. Klaxon – “Golden Skans” (2007)

184. Antony & the Johnsons – “Hope There’s Someone” (2005)

185. Puddle of Mud – “Blurry” (2002)

186. Velvet Revolver – “Slither” (2004)

187. Farrah – “Stereotypes” (2009)

188. Coldplay – “Yellow” (2000)

189. All Time Low – “Weightless” (2009)

190. My Chemical Romance – “I’m Not Okay” (2004)

191. Incubus – “Drive” (2001)

192. Fuel – “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” (2000)

193. Incubus – “Megalomaniac” (2004)

194. Three Days Grace – “Animal I Have Become” (2006)

195. Thirty Seconds to Mars – “The Kill” (2005)

196. The All-American Rejects – “Swing Swing” (2002)

197. Beirut – “Postcards from Italy” (2006)

198. Nine Inch Nails – “The Hand That Feeds” (2005)

199. Yellowcard – “Ocean Avenue” (2003)

200. Lifehouse – “Hanging on by a Moment” (2000)

That’s Day 1 of this countdown, which will last one week. See you all tomorrow!

Author: ifmyalbumscouldtalk

I am just a long-time music fan who used to be a high school science teacher and a varsity coach of several high school athletic teams. Before that, I worked as a medical technologist at three hospitals in their labs, mainly as a microbiologist. I am retired/disabled (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome), and this is my attempt to remain a human. Additionally, I am a serious vinyl aficionado, with a CD addiction and a love of reading about rock history. Finally, I am a fan of Prince, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty, R.E.M., Hall & Oates, Springsteen, Paul Weller & his bands and Power Pop music.

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