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. 800.
    The Decemberists: Severed

    Severed

    The Decemberists
    I'll Be Your Girl (2018)
  2. 801.
    Phantogram: Fall in Love

    Fall in Love

    Phantogram
    Voices (2014)
  3. 802.
    Dead Man Winter: Destroyer

    Destroyer

    Dead Man Winter
    Furnace (2016)
  4. 803.
    Delta Spirit: Bushwick Blues

    Bushwick Blues

    Delta Spirit
    History From Below (2010)
  5. 804.
    JD McPherson: Let The Good Times Roll

    Let The Good Times Roll

    JD McPherson
    Let the Good Times Roll (2015)
  6. 805.
    M83: Kim and Jessie

    Kim and Jessie

    M83
    Saturdays=Youth (2008)
  7. 806.
    Raphael Saadiq: 100 Yard Dash

    100 Yard Dash

    Raphael Saadiq
    The Way I See It (2008)
  8. 807.
    Ty Segall: Alta

    Alta

    Ty Segall
    Freedom's Goblin (2017)
  9. 808.
    Dan Auerbach: Shine On Me

    Shine On Me

    Dan Auerbach
    Waiting On A Song (2017)
  10. 809.
    Hippo Campus: Baseball

    Baseball

    Hippo Campus
    Warm Glow (2017)
  11. 810.
    John Doe: The Golden State

    The Golden State

    John Doe
    A Year in the Wilderness (2007)
  12. 811.
    Kanye West: Stronger

    Stronger

    Kanye West
    Graduation (2007)
  13. 812.
    Michael Kiwanuka: Tell Me A Tale

    Tell Me A Tale

    Michael Kiwanuka
    Home Again (2012)
  14. 813.
    Zero 7: In The Waiting Line

    In The Waiting Line

    Zero 7
    Simple Things (2001)
  15. 814.
    Bad Bad Hats: Nothing Gets Me High

    Nothing Gets Me High

    Bad Bad Hats
    Lightning Round (2018)
  16. 815.
    Gang of Youths: Let Me Down Easy

    Let Me Down Easy

    Gang of Youths
    Go Farther In Lightness (2017)
  17. 816.
    Grimes: Oblivion

    Oblivion

    Grimes
    Visions (2011)
  18. 817.
    The Streets: Fit But You Know It

    Fit But You Know It

    The Streets
    A Grand Don't Come For Free (2004)
  19. 818.
    Angel Olsen: Shut Up Kiss Me

    Shut Up Kiss Me

    Angel Olsen
    My Woman (2016)
  20. 819.
    FKA Twigs: Two Weeks

    Two Weeks

    FKA Twigs
    LP1 (2014)
  21. 820.
    Sylvan Esso: Die Young

    Die Young

    Sylvan Esso
    What Now (2017)
  22. 821.
    The Hold Steady: Stay Positive

    Stay Positive

    The Hold Steady
    Stay Positive (2008)
  23. 822.
    Tame Impala: Elephant

    Elephant

    Tame Impala
    Lonerism (2012)
  24. 823.
    Mayer Hawthorne: The Walk

    The Walk

    Mayer Hawthorne
    How Do You Do (2011)
  25. 824.
    Frou Frou: Let Go

    Let Go

    Frou Frou
    Details (2002)
  26. 825.
    Mavis Staples: You Are Not Alone

    You Are Not Alone

    Mavis Staples
    You Are Not Alone (2010)
  27. 826.
    Beirut: Santa Fe

    Santa Fe

    Beirut
    The Rip Tide (2011)
  28. 827.
    J.S. Ondara: Saying Goodbye

    Saying Goodbye

    J.S. Ondara
    Tales of America (2019)
  29. 828.
    PJ Harvey: This is Love

    This is Love

    PJ Harvey
    Stores from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
  30. 829.
    Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings: I'm Still Here

    I'm Still Here

    Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings
    Miss Sharon Jones! (2016)
  31. 830.
    The Black Keys: Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness

    The Black Keys
    Thickfreakness (2003)
  32. 831.
    Jamie xx: Loud Places ft. Romy

    Loud Places ft. Romy

    Jamie xx
    In Colour (2015)
  33. 832.
    jeremy messersmith: It's Only Dancing

    It's Only Dancing

    jeremy messersmith
    Heart Murmurs (2014)
  34. 833.
    Maggie Rogers: Light On

    Light On

    Maggie Rogers
    Heard it in a Past Life (2018)
  35. 834.
    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats: A Little Honey

    A Little Honey

    Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats
    Tearing at the Seams (2018)
  36. 835.
    The Avett Brothers: Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise

    Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise

    The Avett Brothers
    I And Love And You (2009)
  37. 836.
    The Rapture: House of Jealous Lovers

    House of Jealous Lovers

    The Rapture
    Echoes (2003)
  38. 837.
    Low: Plastic Cup

    Plastic Cup

    Low
    The Invisible Way (2013)
  39. 838.
    Alvvays: Archie, Marry Me

    Archie, Marry Me

    Alvvays
    Alvvays (2014)
  40. 839.
    Ben Folds: Rocking The Suburbs

    Rocking The Suburbs

    Ben Folds
    Rockin' the Suburbs (2001)
  41. 840.
    Bloc Party: Banquet

    Banquet

    Bloc Party
    Silent Alarm (2005)
  42. 841.
    Rilo Kiley: Breakin' Up

    Breakin' Up

    Rilo Kiley
    Under the Blacklight (2007)
  43. 842.
    Sonny Knight and the Lakers: Juicy Lucy

    Juicy Lucy

    Sonny Knight and the Lakers
    I'm Still Here (2014)
  44. 843.
    Lorde: Team

    Team

    Lorde
    Pure Heroine (2013)
  45. 844.
    Florence + the Machine: What The Water Gave Me

    What The Water Gave Me

    Florence + the Machine
    Ceremonials (2011)
  46. 845.
    Har Mar Superstar: Prisoner

    Prisoner

    Har Mar Superstar
    Bye Bye 17 (2013)
  47. 846.
    Modest Mouse: Dashboard

    Dashboard

    Modest Mouse
    We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank (2007)
  48. 847.
    Yo La Tengo: Mr. Tough

    Mr. Tough

    Yo La Tengo
    I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass (2006)
  49. 848.
    Communist Daughter: Not The Kid

    Not The Kid

    Communist Daughter
    Soundtrack to the End (2010)
  50. 849.
    Sleater-Kinney: Modern Girl

    Modern Girl

    Sleater-Kinney
    The Woods (2005)
  51. 850.
    The Roots: The Seed (2.0)

    The Seed (2.0)

    The Roots
    Phrenology (2002)
  52. 851.
    Beastie Boys: Make Some Noise

    Make Some Noise

    Beastie Boys
    Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011)
  53. 852.
    Big Thief: Masterpiece

    Masterpiece

    Big Thief
    Masterpiece (2016)
  54. 853.
    Camera Obscura: Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken

    Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken

    Camera Obscura
    Let's Get Out of This Country (2016)
  55. 854.
    Belle and Sebastian: Funny Little Frog

    Funny Little Frog

    Belle and Sebastian
    The Life Pursuit (2006)
  56. 855.
    Corinne Bailey Rae: Put Your Records On

    Put Your Records On

    Corinne Bailey Rae
    Corinne Bailey Rae (2006)
  57. 856.
    Metric: Youth without Youth

    Youth without Youth

    Metric
    Synthetica (2012)
  58. 857.
    Depeche Mode: Where's the Revolution

    Where's the Revolution

    Depeche Mode
    Spirit (2017)
  59. 858.
    Calexico: Two Silver Trees

    Two Silver Trees

    Calexico
    Carried to Dust (2008)
  60. 859.
    Flogging Molly: Drunken Lullabies

    Drunken Lullabies

    Flogging Molly
    Drunken Lullabies (2002)
  61. 860.
    Chris Stapleton: Tennessee Whiskey

    Tennessee Whiskey

    Chris Stapleton
    Traveller (2015)
  62. 861.
    The War on Drugs: Holding On

    Holding On

    The War on Drugs
    A Deeper Understanding (2017)
  63. 862.
    Hot Chip: Huarache Lights

    Huarache Lights

    Hot Chip
    Why Make Sense? (2015)
  64. 863.
    Trampled By Turtles: Victory

    Victory

    Trampled By Turtles
    Palomino (2010)
  65. 864.
    Santigold: Disparate Youth

    Disparate Youth

    Santigold
    Master of My Make-Believe (2012)
  66. 865.
    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds: We No Who U R

    We No Who U R

    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
    Push the Sky Away (2012)
  67. 866.
    Titus Andronicus: A More Perfect Union

    A More Perfect Union

    Titus Andronicus
    The Monitor (2010)
  68. 867.
    Wolfmother: Woman

    Woman

    Wolfmother
    Wolfmother (2005)
  69. 868.
    Soccer Mommy: Cool

    Cool

    Soccer Mommy
    Clean (2018)
  70. 869.
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Santiago

    Santiago

    Preservation Hall Jazz Band
    So It Is (2017)
  71. 870.
    HALEY: Kill The Fun

    Kill The Fun

    HALEY
    Last War (2014)
  72. 871.
    Bishop Briggs: River

    River

    Bishop Briggs
    River (2016)
  73. 872.
    My Morning Jacket: Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2

    Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Pt. 2

    My Morning Jacket
    Evil Urges (2008)
  74. 873.
    Gorillaz: Rhinestone Eyes

    Rhinestone Eyes

    Gorillaz
    Plastic Beach (2010)
  75. 874.
    Now, Now: SGL

    SGL

    Now, Now
    Saved (2018)
  76. 875.
    Pete Yorn: Strange Condition

    Strange Condition

    Pete Yorn
    musicforthemorningafter (2001)
  77. 876.
    Sea Wolf: You're A Wolf

    You're A Wolf

    Sea Wolf
    Leaves in the River (2007)
  78. 877.
    The Rural Alberta Advantage: Don't Haunt This Place

    Don't Haunt This Place

    The Rural Alberta Advantage
    Hometowns (2009)
  79. 878.
    Wild Flag: Romance

    Romance

    Wild Flag
    Wild Flag (2011)
  80. 879.
    Fleet Foxes: Ragged Wood

    Ragged Wood

    Fleet Foxes
    Fleet Foxes (2008)
  81. 880.
    Andrew Bird: Pulaski at Night

    Pulaski at Night

    Andrew Bird
    I Want to See Pulaski At night (2013)
  82. 881.
    Dawes: All Your Favorite Bands

    All Your Favorite Bands

    Dawes
    All Your Favorite Bands (2015)
  83. 882.
    The Strokes: Under Cover Of Darkness

    Under Cover Of Darkness

    The Strokes
    Angles (2011)
  84. 883.
    Conor Oberst: You Are Your Mother's Child

    You Are Your Mother's Child

    Conor Oberst
    Upside Down Mountain (2013)
  85. 884.
    Childish Gambino: Feels Like Summer

    Feels Like Summer

    Childish Gambino
    Summer Pack (2018)
  86. 885.
    Lily Allen: The Fear

    The Fear

    Lily Allen
    It's Not Me It's You (2009)
  87. 886.
    The New Pornographers: Sing Me Spanish Techno

    Sing Me Spanish Techno

    The New Pornographers
    Twin Cinema (2005)
  88. 887.
    Dr. Dog: That Old Black Hole

    That Old Black Hole

    Dr. Dog
    Be The Void (2012)
  89. 888.
    Junip: Line of Fire

    Line of Fire

    Junip
    Junip (2013)
  90. 889.
    System of a Down: Chop Suey!

    Chop Suey!

    System of a Down
    Toxicity (2001)
  91. 890.
    Kamasi Washington: Street Fighter Mas

    Street Fighter Mas

    Kamasi Washington
    Heaven and Earth (2018)
  92. 891.
    Bodega: How Did This Happen

    How Did This Happen

    Bodega
    Endless Scroll (2018)
  93. 892.
    Prince: 1000 X's and O's (2015)

    1000 X's and O's (2015)

    Prince
    HITNRUN Phase One
  94. 893.
    Of Montreal: Wraith Pinned To The Mist (and other games)

    Wraith Pinned To The Mist (and other games)

    Of Montreal
    The Sunlandic Twins (2005)
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