893 Essential Songs Since the Year 2000

893 Essential Songs since the year 2000

We hope you had as much fun listening as we did putting the countdown together. If you want to relive the countdown, we're sending you the official 893 Essential Songs Since the Year 2000 playlist on Spotify, as well as the spreadsheet of all the songs and artists. It's also worth pointing out some of the great listener-created lists that were generated during the countdown — check out this community spreadsheet as well as this gorgeous chart by Tom Coyer!

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  1. 600.
    The War On Drugs: Eyes To The Wind

    Eyes To The Wind

    The War On Drugs
    Lost in the Dream (2014)
  2. 601.
    Beck: Que Onda Guero

    Que Onda Guero

    Beck
    Guero (2005)
  3. 602.
    Brother Ali: Us

    Us

    Brother Ali
    Us (2009)
  4. 603.
    Iron and Wine: Naked As We Came

    Naked As We Came

    Iron and Wine
    Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
  5. 604.
    The Lumineers: Stubborn Love

    Stubborn Love

    The Lumineers
    The Lumineers (2012)
  6. 605.
    Pete Yorn: Life on a Chain

    Life on a Chain

    Pete Yorn
    musicforthemorningafter (2001)
  7. 606.
    Lissie: When I'm Alone

    When I'm Alone

    Lissie
    Catching a Tiger (2010)
  8. 607.
    Scissor Sisters: Take Your Mama

    Take Your Mama

    Scissor Sisters
    Scissor Sisters (2004)
  9. 608.
    Wilco: War on War

    War on War

    Wilco
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  10. 609.
    Bjork: Hidden Place

    Hidden Place

    Bjork
    Vespertine (2001)
  11. 610.
    The Futureheads: Decent Days And Nights

    Decent Days And Nights

    The Futureheads
    The Futureheads (2004)
  12. 611.
    The Head and the Heart: Let's Be Still

    Let's Be Still

    The Head and the Heart
    Let's Be Still (2013)
  13. 612.
    Iron and Wine: Lovers' Revolution

    Lovers' Revolution

    Iron and Wine
    Ghost on Ghost (2013)
  14. 613.
    Atmosphere: Godlovesugly

    Godlovesugly

    Atmosphere
    God Loves Ugly (2002)
  15. 614.
    Lorde: Green Light

    Green Light

    Lorde
    Melodrama (2017)
  16. 615.
    Chance the Rapper: Angels

    Angels

    Chance the Rapper
    Coloring Book (2016)
  17. 616.
    Feist: My Moon My Man

    My Moon My Man

    Feist
    The Reminder (2007)
  18. 617.
    Band of Horses: In A Drawer

    In A Drawer

    Band of Horses
    Why Are You OK (2016)
  19. 618.
    Vampire Weekend: Hannah Hunt

    Hannah Hunt

    Vampire Weekend
    Modern Vampires of the City (2013)
  20. 619.
    The Avett Brothers: Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

    The Avett Brothers
    I and Love and You (2009)
  21. 620.
    Beck: Waking Light

    Waking Light

    Beck
    Morning Phase (2014)
  22. 621.
    Cat Power: Good Woman

    Good Woman

    Cat Power
    You Are Free (2003)
  23. 622.
    The Black Keys: Everlasting Light

    Everlasting Light

    The Black Keys
    Brothers (2010)
  24. 623.
    Frightened Rabbit: Swim Until You Can't See Land

    Swim Until You Can't See Land

    Frightened Rabbit
    The Winter of Mixed Drinks (2010)
  25. 624.
    Electric Six: Danger! High Voltage

    Danger! High Voltage

    Electric Six
    Danger! High Voltage (2003)
  26. 625.
    My Morning Jacket: Wonderful (The Way I Feel)

    Wonderful (The Way I Feel)

    My Morning Jacket
    Circuital (2011)
  27. 626.
    Jason Isbell: Stockholm

    Stockholm

    Jason Isbell
    Southeastern (2013)
  28. 627.
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Zero

    Zero

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    It's Blitz! (2009)
  29. 628.
    The Head and the Heart: Lost in My Mind

    Lost in My Mind

    The Head and the Heart
    The Head and the Heart (2011)
  30. 629.
    LCD Soundsystem: All I Want

    All I Want

    LCD Soundsystem
    This is Happening (2010)
  31. 630.
    Daft Punk: Digital Love

    Digital Love

    Daft Punk
    Discovery (2001)
  32. 631.
    CHVRCHES: Recover

    Recover

    CHVRCHES
    The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
  33. 632.
    Hippo Campus: Way It Goes

    Way It Goes

    Hippo Campus
    Landmark (2017)
  34. 633.
    Sharon Van Etten: Seventeen

    Seventeen

    Sharon Van Etten
    Remind Me Tomorrow (2019)
  35. 634.
    Mason Jennings: Be Here Now

    Be Here Now

    Mason Jennings
    Boneclouds (2006)
  36. 635.
    Disclosure: Latch

    Latch

    Disclosure
    Settle (2012)
  37. 636.
    Beyonce: Run the World (Girls)

    Run the World (Girls)

    Beyonce
    4 (2011)
  38. 637.
    Michael Kiwanuka: Love and Hate

    Love and Hate

    Michael Kiwanuka
    Love and Hate (2016)
  39. 638.
    Jack White: Love Interruption

    Love Interruption

    Jack White
    Blunderbuss (2012)
  40. 639.
    Gary Clark Jr.: This Land

    This Land

    Gary Clark Jr.
    This Land (2018)
  41. 640.
    Fatboy Slim: Weapon of Choice

    Weapon of Choice

    Fatboy Slim
    Halfway Between the Gutter and the Stars (2000)
  42. 641.
    Divine Fits: Would That Not Be Nice

    Would That Not Be Nice

    Divine Fits
    A Thing Called Divine Fits (2012)
  43. 642.
    Beastie Boys: Ch-Check It Out

    Ch-Check It Out

    Beastie Boys
    To the 5 Boroughs (2004)
  44. 643.
    Alt-J: Every Other Freckle

    Every Other Freckle

    Alt-J
    This is All Yours (2014)
  45. 644.
    Dessa: Skeleton Key

    Skeleton Key

    Dessa
    Parts of Speech (2013)
  46. 645.
    Florence + the Machine: Big God

    Big God

    Florence + the Machine
    High as Hope (2018)
  47. 646.
    Benjamin Booker: Violent Shiver

    Violent Shiver

    Benjamin Booker
    Benjamin Booker (2014)
  48. 647.
    Car Seat Headrest: Fill in the Blank

    Fill in the Blank

    Car Seat Headrest
    Teens of Denial (2016)
  49. 648.
    Ted Leo and The Pharmacists: Me And Mia

    Me And Mia

    Ted Leo and The Pharmacists
    Shake the Sheets (2004)
  50. 649.
    Frank Ocean: Pink + White

    Pink + White

    Frank Ocean
    Blond (2016)
  51. 650.
    Elle King: Ex's and Oh's

    Ex's and Oh's

    Elle King
    Love Stuff (2015)
  52. 651.
    Neko Case: Man

    Man

    Neko Case
    The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You (2013)
  53. 652.
    U2: Elevation

    Elevation

    U2
    All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
  54. 653.
    The Hives: Tick Tick Boom

    Tick Tick Boom

    The Hives
    The Black and White Album (2007)
  55. 654.
    The Avett Brothers: Kick Drum Heart

    Kick Drum Heart

    The Avett Brothers
    I and Love and You (2009)
  56. 655.
    St. Vincent: New York

    New York

    St. Vincent
    MASSEDUCTION (2017)
  57. 656.
    Leon Bridges: River

    River

    Leon Bridges
    Coming Home (2016)
  58. 657.
    The Decemberists: Valerie Plame

    Valerie Plame

    The Decemberists
    Always the Bridesmaid: A Singles Series (2008)
  59. 658.
    Sleater-Kinney: Jumpers

    Jumpers

    Sleater-Kinney
    The Woods (2005)
  60. 659.
    Prince: Clouds

    Clouds

    Prince
    ART OFFICIAL AGE (2014)
  61. 660.
    Rilo Kiley: Silver Lining

    Silver Lining

    Rilo Kiley
    Under the Blacklight (2007)
  62. 661.
    My Morning Jacket: Evil Urges

    Evil Urges

    My Morning Jacket
    Evil Urges (2008)
  63. 662.
    Cage The Elephant: Trouble

    Trouble

    Cage The Elephant
    Tell Me I'm Pretty (2015)
  64. 663.
    Ben Folds: Annie Waits

    Annie Waits

    Ben Folds
    Rockin' the Suburbs (2001)
  65. 664.
    Father John Misty: Total Entertainment Forever

    Total Entertainment Forever

    Father John Misty
    Pure Comedy (2017)
  66. 665.
    Feist: Mushaboom

    Mushaboom

    Feist
    Let it Die (2004)
  67. 666.
    Bad Bad Hats: Shame

    Shame

    Bad Bad Hats
    Psychic Reader (2015)
  68. 667.
    Mumford and Sons: White Blank Page

    White Blank Page

    Mumford and Sons
    Sigh No More (2010)
  69. 668.
    Alabama Shakes: I Found You

    I Found You

    Alabama Shakes
    Boys & Girls (2012)
  70. 669.
    Pearl Jam: The Fixer

    The Fixer

    Pearl Jam
    Backspacer (2009)
  71. 670.
    Lizzo: Ain't I?

    Ain't I?

    Lizzo
    Big Grrrl Small World (2015)
  72. 671.
    Red Hot Chili Peppers: Dani California

    Dani California

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Stadium Arcadium (2006)
  73. 672.
    Low: Silver Rider

    Silver Rider

    Low
    The Great Destroyer (2005)
  74. 673.
    Hot Chip: Boy From School

    Boy From School

    Hot Chip
    The Warning (2006)
  75. 674.
    Doomtree: Little Mercy

    Little Mercy

    Doomtree
    No Kings (2011)
  76. 675.
    DeVotchKa: How It Ends

    How It Ends

    DeVotchKa
    How It Ends (2004)
  77. 676.
    Cee Lo Green: Forget You

    Forget You

    Cee Lo Green
    The Lady Killer (2010)
  78. 677.
    Taylor Swift: Shake it Off

    Shake it Off

    Taylor Swift
    1989 (2014)
  79. 678.
    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings: How Do I Let A Good Man Down?

    How Do I Let A Good Man Down?

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
    Naturally (2005)
  80. 679.
    Lorde: The Louvre

    The Louvre

    Lorde
    Melodrama (2017)
  81. 680.
    Tame Impala: Eventually

    Eventually

    Tame Impala
    Currents (2015)
  82. 681.
    Hozier: Nina Cried Power feat. Mavis Staples

    Nina Cried Power feat. Mavis Staples

    Hozier
    Wasteland, Baby! (2019)
  83. 682.
    The Shins: Gone For Good

    Gone For Good

    The Shins
    Chutes Too Narrow (2003)
  84. 683.
    Tegan and Sara: The Con

    The Con

    Tegan and Sara
    The Con (2007)
  85. 684.
    Charles Bradley: Ain't It a Sin

    Ain't It a Sin

    Charles Bradley
    Changes (2016)
  86. 685.
    Elliott Smith: Pretty (Ugly Before)

    Pretty (Ugly Before)

    Elliott Smith
    From A Basement on the Hill (2004)
  87. 686.
    Vance Joy: Riptide

    Riptide

    Vance Joy
    God Loves You When You're Dancing (2014)
  88. 687.
    Bon Iver: Blood Bank

    Blood Bank

    Bon Iver
    Blood Bank (2009)
  89. 688.
    tUne-yArDs: Water Fountain

    Water Fountain

    tUne-yArDs
    Nikki Nack (2014)
  90. 689.
    Arctic Monkeys: Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

    Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

    Arctic Monkeys
    Suck it and See (2011)
  91. 690.
    SZA: Broken Clocks

    Broken Clocks

    SZA
    Ctrl (2017)
  92. 691.
    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss: Killing The Blues

    Killing The Blues

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
    Raising Sand (2007)
  93. 692.
    Kings of Leon: Molly's Chambers

    Molly's Chambers

    Kings of Leon
    Youth and Young Manhood (2003)
  94. 693.
    Cat Power: He War

    He War

    Cat Power
    You Are Free (2003)
  95. 694.
    The XX: Crystalised

    Crystalised

    The XX
    XX (2009)
  96. 695.
    Damien Rice: The Blower's Daughter

    The Blower's Daughter

    Damien Rice
    O (2002)
  97. 696.
    The Black Keys: I Got Mine

    I Got Mine

    The Black Keys
    Attack and Release (2008)
  98. 697.
    Maggie Rogers: Alaska

    Alaska

    Maggie Rogers
    Now that the Light is Fading EP (2017)
  99. 698.
    Florence + the Machine: Hunger

    Hunger

    Florence + the Machine
    High As Hope (2018)
  100. 699.
    Sharon Van Etten: One Day

    One Day

    Sharon Van Etten
    Epic (2010)
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