00s 2007 2008 2009 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s a busy horn section a clear focus on recording studio production a distinctive male lead vocal a dynamic male vocalist a subtle use of vocal counterpoint a subtle use of vocal harmony a vocal-centric aesthetic acclaimed music top 1000 of 2007 acclaimed music top 1100 of 2008 acclaimed music top 200 of 2000s acclaimed music top 200 of 2009 acclaimed music top 3000 acclaimed music top 3000 bubbling under acoustic rhythm guitars acoustic rhythm piano acoustic rock instrumentation acoustic sonority alternative alternative rock an electric guitar solo an emotional male lead vocal performance awesome basic rock song structures blues influences bobbyscdclub british classic rock cover critically acclaimed song dance danceable beats demanding instrumental part writing disco influences electric guitar riffs electric pianos electric rhythm guitars electric rock instrumentation electronic electronica influences extensive vamping female vocalists folk influences funk groove based composition hard rock roots heard on lastfm heavy use of vocal harmonies hip hop hip-hop indie indie pop indie rock instrumental interweaving vocal harmony intricate melodic phrasing jazz major key tonality male vocalists mellow rock instrumentation melodic songwriting mild rhythmic syncopation minor key tonality mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation new wave paired vocal harmony pitchfork 500 pitchfork top 500 tracks of the 2000s pop pop rock qualities prominent organ prominent percussion prominent use of synth punk influences rap repetitive melodic phrasing rock rokker radio romantic lyrics singer-songwriter soul string section beds subtle use of acoustic piano subtle use of strings the use of chordal patterning thru composed melodic style top 100 tracks by vvg triple note feel upbeat lyrics use of a string ensemble vocal harmonies vvg