Editors’ Notes While the previous decade brought a fresh wave of fierce female voices and eclectic indie singer/songwriters to the foreground, the 2000s saw both a return to acoustic minimalism and an expansion of the genre as a whole. Post-Y2K, there were two main reactions: eschew technology or embrace it. Many simplicity-seeking artists found solace with little more than their voice and a guitar: Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam painted poignant folk vignettes with soft whispers, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon redefined loneliness in layers of falsetto, and even one of alt-rock’s most beloved eccentrics, Beck, stripped down for some of his most moving material. Meanwhile, the rise of the internet fostered greater diversity, allowing for more experimental sounds and baroque instrumentation to seep into pop, including Imogen Heap’s innovative use of the vocoder and Feist’s whimsical blend of electronic, folk, and indie pop.

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Better Together
3:27
 
Extraordinary Machine
3:43
 
Good Woman
3:56
 
Skinny Love
3:58
 
Trouble
4:01
 
Diamonds on the Inside
4:26
 
Daughters
3:59
 
1234
3:03
 
Hide and Seek
4:28
 
Pretty (Ugly Before)
4:45
 
Lost Cause
3:47
 
To Be Alone With You
2:48
 
Naked As We Came
2:32
 
Heartbeats
2:41
 
9 Crimes
9
3:37
 
Love Song
4:18
 
The Way I Am
2:15
 
Sweet Pea
2:09
 
First Day of My Life
3:08
 
The Story
3:58
 
What's a Girl To Do?
2:58
 
Come Away With Me
3:18
 
Chinese Translation
3:58
 
4:04
 
Little Bit
4:33
 
Life On a Chain
3:46
 
3:16
 
World Spins Madly On
2:45
 
All My Days
4:57
 
The Luckiest
4:25
 
New Shoes
3:21
 
Nicest Thing
4:05
 
Mad World (feat. Gary Jules)
3:09
 
This Is the Thing
4:32
 
I'm Yours
4:02
 
Acid Tongue
3:50
 
3:02
 
Good Man
4:08
 
3:43
 
Piano Fire
2:43
 
3:59
 
4:01
 
Wonderwall
4:09
 
Chicago
6:04
 
Fake Palindromes
2:52
 
Sprout and the Bean
4:32
 
Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?
2:30
 
Sheets
4:16
 
Orange Sky
6:11
 
Blue Eyes (Bonus Track)
4:19
 
The Greatest
3:22
 
Come On Over (Turn Me On)
4:39
 
The Mess We're In
3:55
 
Morning Yearning
4:09
 
You Are the Best Thing
3:51
 
Waiting On the World to Change
3:20
 
Sunshine
2:36
 
Guess I'm Doing Fine
4:49
 
Cannonball
O
5:10
 
You And I
2:28
 
3:13
 
Sausalito
3:10
 
Teardrop
3:20
 
Nothing Left to Lose
4:23
 
Banana Pancakes
3:11
 
Chariot
3:59
 
My Moon My Man
3:48
 
1972
3:48
 
Love Comes to Me
4:31
 
Your Arms Around Me
5:02
 
Faded from the Winter
3:17
 
Almost Lover
4:28
 
Flume
3:39
 
Reasons to Love You
3:16
 
This Woman's Work
3:12
 
The One I Love
3:29
 
Gravity
3:53
 
Lover I Don't Have to Love
4:00
 
Your Body Is a Wonderland
4:09
 
Rainbow (feat. Jack Johnson)
3:14
 
You Give Me Something
3:32
 
The Blower's Daughter
O
4:46
 
I Hurt Too
4:28
 
3:19
 
Passion Play
5:55
 
Lily Two
4:03
 
4:52
 
Get Him Back (New w/o Sample)
5:24
 
Hold You In My Arms
5:06
 
You Are What You Love
2:52
 
Maybe Tonight
3:12
 
Where We Gonna Go from Here
4:05
 
Arms of a Woman
4:11
 
Strange Condition
3:57
 
Son of Sam (Acoustic)
3:05
 
Prophets
2:58
 
In State
3:56
 
Hold on, Hold On
2:46
 
Only You
2:29
 

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