11 Yeasayer: Amen and Goodbye

What’s the best song of the 10s?

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No, idiot, not the best songs of 10AD, as I think it’s universally accepted that the only music of that era that really holds up today is Ovid’s absolute banger Epistulae ex Ponto Bonko

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That’s where the term ‘put an Ex Ponto on it’ comes from, fact fans

+14

No, idiot, not the 1010s, though if we were then I would suggest Prime Tortoise of the Record Bureau, though of course you could make a point for anything in the ‘Four Great Books of Song’

+32

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Again, that was a fucking hilarious reference that literally not a single person reading this will get. I’m wasted on you cunts, this is worse than when Noam Chomsky replaced Declan Donnely on ‘Saturday Night Takeaway’

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The twenty tens of course! A world of never ending happiness, where you can always read The Sun, day or night

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, a decade of wonder that started with The Walking Dead redefining how dull you could actually make a zombie apocalypse, and ended with people still watching that freaking pile of shit!

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It’s a decade that, in many ways, feels like it still hasn’t ended

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What’s the best song of it though? Go on, answer. Tell me. Decide. I’ll wait

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Get Lucky? Nope. Video Games? Come on now. Niggas In Paris?? Hmmmmmmm: nope. Fuck You by Cee-Lo?? Naaaaaaaah! Wrecking Ball by My Girl Miley? You know I’m a proud Smiler, but no. We Found Love? Nice choice, but that cheesy and naff house breakdown sullies it a little. Sexy And I Know It? You’re getting closer. Call Me Maybe?

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But no. Happy by Pharrell?? Ah, come on now. Blurred Lines??? Dirty boy, dirty, dirty boy!

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The correct answer, unless I think of a better one, is O.N.E by The Yea-Yea-Yeas

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Sit down, listen to that song, bask in its glory, reflect on how much better its very existence makes life. I honestly reckon my life is 12.8% better because of that song, and it’s frequently top of my list when I’m debating reasons to not kill myself

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The Yea-Yea-Yeas don’t need to carry on, they owe the universe nothing after contributing that song. By all rights they needn’t exist. They definitely don’t need to be this good

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‘Amen…’ is the band’s greatest album by some distance: otherworldly and gorgeously idiosyncratic production caked over some of the greatest pop songs of (cough) this year

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oral

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No song is anywhere near the equal of O.N.E- of course, because only maybe seven pieces of human achievement have ever been that song’s equal- but the album is nonetheless astonishingly and consistently amazing, and thirteen further reasons why The Yea-Yea-Yeas should be one of your favourite artists

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Metacritic: +70

Youse are all fucking idiots

Length: 39 minutes +7

Best Lyric: ‘So what are you gonna say at my funeral/Now that you’ve killed me?/Here lies the body of the love of my life/Whose heart I broke without a gun to my head/Here lies the mother of my children, both living and dead’ +1

Number of AMAZING songs: 2 (+20)

…But Are All the Rest of the Songs Kinda Amazing Anyway? Yes +150

Is the last song just the first track but played on Ukulele? No -1

Total: 573

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Actually, maybe Call Me Maybe is the best…

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