Day two of the countdown!
91. Morning Benders – “Excuses”
This one is going to be a LOT higher on a whole bunch of influential year-end lists ... as with Miles Kurosky (below), I like the album (Big Echo) a lot more than I like any individual song.
92. Miles Kurosky – “I Can’t Swim”
Hard to pick one song from the consistently solid Desert of Shallow Effects, could have gone with "Pink Lips, Black Lungs" here ... I still miss Beulah.
93. Erykah Badu – “Window Seat”
As Elliot pointed out, the super-controversial video for this song (stripping naked in public at the site of the JFK assassination is a commentary on what, exactly?) just obscures how great the song itself is.
94. New Pornographers – “Silver Jenny Dollar”
Best of the three Dan Bejar songs on Together makes it the fourth-best song on my second favorite album of the first half of 2010 ... math adds up to #94, I guess.
95. Stars – “Wasted Daylight”
Okay, Stars ... I'm not sure what part of our relationship led you to believe that I wanted a concept album about ghosts, but ... I did not (though I'm probably sending mixed messages by still including two of your songs on this list).