Bryce's Ten Songs That Had The Biggest Impact (On HIm) Over The Last Decade

December 19, 2019
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-Bryce

​the last decade was a lot of things, and mostly it was just fucking weird, but it certainly wasn't one where I learned to follow directions. So rather than listing a song from each year, here's a bunch from all over that left the biggest impact on my soundtrack of the last 10 years. Hopefully, you find one you don't know or feel validated in knowing you're not alone in thinking these were some of the decades best. I know I sure do.

Tame Impala - "Let It Happen"

I remember exactly where I was when I heard this for the first time. sonically it expanded on everything I thought was possible from a band at this point. Stretching the limits of psych and dance music and simultaneously blending into an absolutely singular sound. 

 

Real Estate - "Had To Hear"

This one pretty personal, I don't want to get into it but this song represents a good 8.5 years of my life. and continues to pretty much sum it up. 

 

Lana Del Rey - "Video Games"

the day this song dropped I was at the Sub Pop office where I was working in the radio department and every single person in the office gradually started to hear it as it got sent around until the entire place was talking. A true arrival of a star.

 

LCD Soundsystem - "Dance Yourself Clean"

when it kicks in… has there ever been a better moment in music? They didn't even play it live on the initial tour for the album, which seemed insane, but hey, they got to it eventually and its an absolute staple cut of not just their catalog but the decade. 

 

Arcade Fire - "Ready To Start"

One of the most immediate songs on a definitive coming of age record, released when I was, well, coming of age. Whole thing absolutely goes off but the urgency in this one is undeniable and why it ended up on the list.

 

Beach House - "Wild"

arguably my favorite song from a band that only writes songs being worthy of your favorite song.  bloom as an album will always hold a special place in my heart, mostly cuz I spent 5 hours doing takedowns of it when it leaked (working at a record label is fun). this immediately transports me, I'm not sure where, but I always love being there.

 

Fleet Foxes - "Helplessness Blues"

Can’t talk about this one too much without getting too personal but it represents the start of something very important to me and still stands as an absolute jewel in an immaculate catalog of songs but a one of a kind band.

 

Lil Peep - "Save That Shit"

the first song I ever connected with from peep.  I listened to this 400 times in a row on the runway waiting to fly from Seattle to LA.  I didn't realize the influence he’d have eventually, but I knew he was something special.  RIP 

 

Jamie xx - "Gosh"

WHEN THAT SYNTH DROPS IN AM I RIGHT

 

Father John Misty - "Nancy from Now On" 

“oh pour me another drink and punch me in the face, you can call me Nancy”. I think about this lyric constantly. not sure if that says more about me or the song, but it sure earns it a spot on this list.​