Ultimate 2000s: Song Justice (Complete)

Which year was the best?

  • 2000

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • 2001

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • 2002

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2003

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2004

    Votes: 3 9.1%
  • 2005

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • 2006

    Votes: 2 6.1%
  • 2007

    Votes: 7 21.2%
  • 2008

    Votes: 1 3.0%
  • 2009

    Votes: 2 6.1%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


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I never quite 'got' So Yesterday. Something about the melody or rhythm of the words just doesn't work for me and it was quite huge while I just thought 'why?'. These days I like it a little more, however Come Clean remains unbothered.
2 points



Voted By: @Zar-Unity
Year: 2006
Country of Origin: Denmark

Zar-Unity commentary:
I love this, it is so powerful and sung so well!

OK, I'm cheating a little bit with this one, because "You Know You're Right" is obviously an archival song from the 90's - allegedly, the last song Kurt Cobain worked on, possibly intended for the next Nirvana album if such was going to happen. However, it was allowed as it didn't see official release until 2002.

Honestly, listening to "You Know You're Right"... I think for the next LP, Nirvana could've actually bettered In Utero. It's one of the most raw and heavy things they ever recorded, a bitter reflection on emotional manipulation and being demonised, surrounded by vicious In Utero style feedback but with a massive chorus that would have fit in well on the poppier Nevermind. And it has what I think is one of Kurt's greatest vocal performances, ever. It's a goddamn tragic song, is what it is - the good die young, they say. Just makes me wonder what might have been - but for everyone in 2002, when grunge was the day before yesterday's news, it was a powerful reminder of why Nirvana mattered in the first place rather than just being a name on a T-shirt.
Thank you very much @saviodxl ! So "state of mind" was always a stand out to
me from Natasha's amazing second album! The way she sings this song, the great
lyrics and the great production and strong background vocals make this song a
stand out for me and everytime it comes on I feel energy tingles throughout my
whole body and just have to pause and give a big smile to myself. I love this artist
so much! Thank you for introducing her to me back in early PJ00! saviodxl !

Are we kidding ourselves? No! Natasha Thomas is a singer with such high
potential and outstanding talent that..honestly she should have went on to
have like 10 albums released in her name! Could you imagine? A Natasha
Thomas rate? Oh my...

Also great seeing Hayden make a spot on your list earlier with "wake up call"!
2 points



Voted By: @Crisp X
Year: 2001
Country of Origin: USA

Sevendust occupies such an interesting place in the rock landscape. Their early hits made people put them in the "nu-metal" box, even though they've always been much more than what that subgenre usually offers, hence why their music has held up so well over the decades. The glue that holds it together is obviously Lajon's vocals. The way he sings and writes melodies is so R&B and soul inspired that having him being backed up by such heavy instrumentation immediately made the band stood out to me back in 2005. The unusual marriage of R&B and metal feels so smooth and natural, and it's no surprise their acoustic songs and albums are also miles above those attempted by other bands.

The groove and control he showcases on this song alone blows my mind... no one else could pull it off. Considering my music tastes then shifted to more straight up R&B and poppy artists, I feel like I owe a good part of my music journey to this band. Similarly, the amount of rock and metal bands with those same influences that popped up in the 2010s makes me think Sevendust were ahead of their time.