My 200 Favorite Alternative Songs of the 2000s: #111-155

8.29 rock sign

I know! I know! I know! I’m with you!

8.29 Ken Sharp
Author and Musician Ken Sharp

My whole alternative music obsession is getting a little old. I totally understand. Yet, I am determined to see this historical timeline through its “logical” conclusion. My thought process was to show the progression of this musical genre known as “alternative music”. Little did I realize until taking on this series that I loved the so-called alternative music from the Sixties as a young child, through my adolescence, teens, twenties and into adulthood.

8.29 Gorillaz

And, yes, today’s alternative music today sounds little like the alternative music of the Sixties and Seventies. That’s evolution. Unfortunately, today’s alternative music generally sounds as if these artists’ musical starting points are Duran Duran, and not some warped version of the blues, as much of the early alternative did. Oh, sure, the 21st century has given us The Black Keys and The White Stripes, in addition to the more pop/dance oriented artists such as The Ting Tings, Panic! At the Disco and Maroon 5.

8.29 Wolfmother

Unfortunately, these pop bands are getting more radio play than the actual alternative artists that are around, causing a couple of problems. First, most people think alternative music today is pop/dance-oriented music. Second, this homogenization of alternative music is leaving the true alternative musicians alone to fight for existence. And, maybe that’s the ultimate point?!?!

8.29 the vines
The Vines

So, if you are willing to dig past the “alternative” pop songs being pushed by Ryan Seacrest, you will find a rich scene festering underneath the industry-labeled alternative artists currently jamming the alternative airwaves.

8.29 the libertines
The Libertines

With that said, let’s do the countdown! Here’s my next 45 songs.

111. Daft Punk – “Human After All” (2005)

112. Morrissey – “Irish Blood, English Heart” (2004)

113. Fall Out Boy – “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” (2007)

114. Champagne – “Summer and Kisses” (2009)

115. TV on the Radio – “Wolf Like Me” (2006)

116. Ken Sharp – “Beautiful” (2000)

117. Phoenix – “Lisztomania” (2009)

118. Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.” (2005)

119. Arcade Fire – “Keep the Car Running” (2007)

120. The Libertines – “Can’t Stand Me Now” (2004)

121. The Dandy Warhols – “Bohemian Like You” (2000)

122. Evanescence – “Bring Me to Life” (2003)

123. Papa Roach – “Last Roach” (2000)

124. Band of Horses – “The Funeral” (2006)

125. LCD Soundsystem – “All My Friends” (2007)

126. Belle and Sebastian – “Legal Man” (2000)

127. Thirty Seconds to Mars – “From Yesterday” (2007)

128. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Snow (Hey Oh)” (2007)

129. Linkin Park – “Numb” (2003)

130. Chad Kroeger feat. Josey Scott – “Hero” (2002)

131. Animal Collective – “My Girl” (2009)

132. Beck – “E-Pro” (2005)

133. Spoon – “The Beast and Dragon, Adored” (2005)

134. Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Otherside” (2000)

135. The All-American Rejects – “Move Along” (2005)

136. Linkin Park – “In the End” (2001)

137. Arctic Monkeys – “Fluorescent Adolescent” (2007)

138. Fall Out Boy – “Dance, Dance” (2005)

139. Sum 41 – “Fat Lip” (2001)

140. Coldplay – “The Scientist” (2002)

141. Death Cab for Cutie – “Company Calls” (2000)

142. Green Day – “Jesus of Suburbia” (2004)

143. Wolfmother – “Joker and the Thief” (2005)

144. Gossip – “Standing in the Way of Control” (2006)

145. Nickelback – “Rock Star” (2005)

146. P.O.D. – “Youth of the Nation” (2002)

147. Weezer – “Pork and Beans” (2008)

148. The Vines – “Get Free” (2002)

149. Weezer – “Beverly Hills” (2005)

150. Pearl Jam – “World Wide Suicide” (2006)

151. Arctic Monkeys – “A Certain Romance” (2006)

152. Foo Fighters – “All My Life” (2002)

153. The Starting Line – “Best of Me” (2002)

154. Bloc Party – “Banquet” (2005)

155. Foo Fighters – “Let It Die” (2007)

And that’s a wrap for today! Fear not, I shall return tomorrow with the next section of my list. 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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