#14. The Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done

Need more awesome? Listen to our FAVORITE SONGS OF 2014. Make sure you don't miss any tunes: FOLLOW US ON TWITTER.

#14. The Killers   All These Things That Ive Done Artwork by Adam Sarpalius

As 2009, and the decade come to a close, PMA will be looking back at our favorite songs of the last ten years. We will update a list with 75 empty slots until we reach that song that changed everything. You can keep track of this list by keeping an eye on this page. We make these lists in hopes that you guys will chime in the comments and share your favorite musical moments of the noughties.


#14. The Killers   All These Things That Ive Done Before everything on Sam’s Town revealed that The Killers were pretty much a better-than-average Springsteen cover band, “All These Things That I’ve Done” was an interesting, unexpected epic on an album of otherwise straightforward synth-dance-pop.

From its opening piano chord, led by the self-important crooning of self-important front-man Brandon Flowers, “All These Things” had me transfixed, hooked on its epic nature, complete with a beginning, middle and full-circle end. There are too many memorable parts- “I got soul but I’m not a soldier” was an indie rally cry for a year. “Yeah, you know you gotta help me out” is both funny and meaningful. “When there’s nowhere else to run” was an instant classic opening line.

The Killers like to think that every song they write is a masterpiece, that Sam’s Town is one of the great all-time rock albums (it is underrated for sure, but come on now). In reality, the Killers have many good tracks, a whole bunch of great tracks, and “All These Things That I’ve Done.” With its glorious hooks, build-ups and sing-along lyrics, it is truly a classic.


#15. Panda Bear – Comfy In Nautica
#16. Arctic Monkeys – Leave Before The Light Comes On
#17. Kanye West – Jesus Walks
#18. Beyonce – Crazy In Love
#19. LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge
#20. Radiohead – Jigsaw Falling Into Place
#21. The Strokes – The Modern Age
#22. Jay-Z & The Beatles – 99 Problems (Danger Mouse)
#23. Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
#24. The Knife – Heartbeats
#25. Lil Wayne – A Milli
#75-26: Various

What did you think?
 0  0  0  0
Chromeo
Stream

Chromeo have been generous with offerings from their upcoming White Women: this here’s our fifth taste,…

READ MORE
Lido Disclosure
MP3

We’ll admit that Disclosure and Sam Smith’s “Latch” has been remixed by every DJ in…

READ MORE
Cut Copy
Music

Cut Copy are following up their criminally underrated 2013 LP, Free Your Mind, with a…

READ MORE
The Horrors Luminous
Videos

The Horrors share a new video for “So Now You Know”, taken from their forthcoming…

READ MORE
Tracking
Feature

New favorites from Disclosure & Friend Within, How To Dress Well, Twin Shaodw, tUnE-yArDs, SZA, Kyla La Grange, Parquet Courts, Allie X and Todd Terje.

READ MORE
Lykke Li
Music

As we creep closer to the May 6 release of her new album, I Never…

READ MORE
Kelis Food
Reviews

Kelis’ sixth and finest LP is not the gastronomic concept album suggested by its title. Food is instead a feast of sweaty funk grooves and impeccable soul melodies, consistently satisfying and often fabulous.

READ MORE
jay z
News

Jay Z, the third richest rapper of all time, has announced that his very successful…

READ MORE
Lykke Li I Never Learn
Remixes

Love Lykke Li but have found her new material a bit dreary and sullen? Then…

READ MORE