277. Justin Timberlake

I loved this song, mostly for the syncopated mmm mmm’s at the end of it even before I was stunned to found out that even the folks at Pitchfork dig Justin Timberlake (making him not only acceptable to like by people of taste but mandatory). Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

278. Meat Loaf

Songs don’t come any more melodramatically ridiculous than Meat Loaf’s.  But in my humble opinion, you’d have to be utterly humorless not to love at least a few of his songs.  And I do, wholeheartedly and unabashedly: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

279. Live

Live makes the list this high for writing two of my all time 100 favorite songs, which both happen to be my favorite “anti-religion” songs, if you’ll allow me to be so reductionary for a moment in characterizing songs’ meanings: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

280. Low Anthem

I was instantly drawn to their sublime and gorgeous meditation on Darwin, “Charlie Darwin” with its beautiful video and have enjoyed the album a great deal: Here’s what they sound like in one of the rare cases in which they rock out: And more sublime meditative stuff: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

281. Soundgarden

“Black Hole Sun” will always be an all time favorite song and video.  “My Wave” is no slouch either: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

282. Rollins Band/Black Flag

Black Flag’s Damaged is some of the messiest screwiest punk around and one of Nirvana’s greatest ancestors and influences.  Rollins Band’s album Weight is filled with what amounts to cheesy inspirational rants for weight lifters.  I love ‘em both.  But there’s one song that ranks the work of Henry Rollins as high on the list [Read More...]

283. Guns ‘N Roses

It’s a shame they only have three songs that interest me at all.  But those three songs get my blood flowing like few others by anyone ever have or ever will.  These are the kinds of special songs I save for special occasions: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

284. Missy Elliott

She’s really inconsistent but at her best she’s one of the best: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

285. Alphabeat

I love half of their debut album, filled as it is with utterly joyous upbeat sugary retro-’80s-style pop with perfect duets.  The other half always bored me but I never tire of their best five songs. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]