As part of the all-consuming "best of the decade" (and "worst of the decade") fever currently afflicting every media outlet going these days, WFNX has been asking some of our favorite bands and artists about their favorites of the decade. Last Friday, for instance, Metric answered the question with a song (sort of - their favorite was actually Is This It? but "The End Has No End" appears on Room on Fire).
Click on the player above to stream tracks from bands featured in this week's music section, hand-picked by Boston Phoenix music editor Michael Brodeur.
You may already be getting sick of reading the obligatory Top Albums of the Decade list that every music editor, blogger, and social networker has been ordered to shove down your throat. Pitchfork's got 200. Paste's got 50, and so does NPR.
If these lists have anything in common, it's that they leave us wanting to throw in our own two cents.
We take one lousy long weekend, and then apparently everyone decided yesterday was going to be "premiere your new stuff" day. Sheesh...
Sonic Youth, "Sacred Trixter" (mp3)"Sacred Trixster" appeared on Matador's blog yesterday, and it's quite awesome. It's a fairly straightforward punk song sung by Kim Gordon, bolstered by new bassist Mark Ibold.