The best music of the decade so far

Tuesday, 26 August, 2014

And with five years and eight months of the current decade now behind us (or four years and eight months, if you feel Twenty-Eleven was the current decade’s first year) it’s time to… rank the top two hundred music releases to date, with thanks to the people at Pitchfork.

A bold call? Maybe. An excuse to listen to some – mostly – great music? Definitely. Take it away, entry number 186, Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, by Skrillex.

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“XXXO” by M.I.A. scores number 101 spot in jjj’s Hottest 100

Monday, 14 February, 2011

Los Angeles based London born singer/rapper M.I.A. has taken out the coveted number 101 consolation spot in triple j’s Hottest 100 music poll for 2010, with her track “XXXO” (YouTube).

With the line “cause you’re tweeting me like Tweety Bird on your iPhone”, it is truly a song for the times.

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Bluejuice score the number 101 spot in triple j’s Hottest 100

Monday, 1 February, 2010

Head of the Hawk album cover by Bluejuice

Sydney band Bluejuice claimed what is becoming the increasingly cherished-as-a-consolation-prize number 101 spot in the 2009 triple j Hottest 100, with their single “(Ain’t) Telling The Truth”.

They also featured in the actual Hottest 100 countdown, with their track “Broken Leg” reaching number five.

You can hear both these tracks, plus others, on Bluejuice’s MySpace page.

Update: a list of the songs that ranked between numbers 101 and 200 in this year’s top “100” poll.

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Guess who really topped the 2009 triple j hottest 100

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010

Stories of leaks aside, I still listened into the annual Australia Day triple j hottest 100 countdown, which saw (haha, beware, spoilers) West London group Mumford & Sons take out the number one spot with “Little Lion Man”.

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It’s the last few days of voting for the Hottest 100 of all time

Wednesday, 24 June, 2009

Wow, that was quick, or seemed so, voting in the triple j hottest 100 of all time closes this Sunday, 28 June.

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triple j’s Hottest 100 Of All Time, voting opens on 1 June 2009

Thursday, 14 May, 2009

Voting in the much anticipated (if search engine queries into disassociated are anything to go by) triple j Hottest 100 Of All Time (2009) gets underway in a few weeks time, on Monday 1 June.

Unlike the annual Hottest 100 countdowns which are usually broadcast in their entirety each Australia Day, the all time countdown looks like it will be staggered, as it starts on Tuesday 7 July and culminates on Sunday 12 July.

In the meantime let’s get the grunge revival really kicking, and vote in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” at number one. :)

(Thanks Coffee Girl)

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Triple J Hottest 100 2008

Tuesday, 30 December, 2008

Voting has opened for this year’s Triple J Hottest 100, regarded as “one of the largest public music polls in the world”.

The countdown of 2008’s top songs, as voted by Triple J listeners takes place, as usual, on Australia Day Monday 26 January 2009. It’s a cool sort of way to spend what is considered the (very) end of the summer holiday period in Australia.

Update: updated Hottest 100 info here.

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