101. The Sky's the Ground, the Bombs Are Plants, and We're the Sun, Love - Storm & Stress
100. Dinosaur Act - Low
Low more like slow amirite? Well, here’s a slowcore song about dinosaurs.
99. Hell Yeah (Stone Cold Steve Austin Theme) - Snoop Dogg, WC
WWF Aggression is a compilation of wrestling theme songs with rap and hip hop artists placed on top of tracks. Think the Judgment Night soundtrack except a lot less hardcore. This list wouldn’t be very 2000 without a Stone Cold Steve Austin reference, so here’s Stone Cold Steve Austin’s glass-shattering theme featuring rap bars by Snoop Dogg & WC. While it's no surprise to see Snoop Dogg pop-up on a wrestler’s theme, the WC feature makes this remix hit a bit harder. It's no Disturbed “Glass Shatters'', but it will still make you want to Stone Cold Stunner your non-social distancing neighbors at their quarantine BBQ.
Bonus ramble: Every time I revisit this album I get excited to see a Gangrel theme remix featuring C-Murder (also of Wolfpac theme fame) only to remember that the Gangrel track is not the much cooler Fangin' and Bangin' version that the Vampire Warrior himself uses on the indies.
98. Shadows - Nasum
97. Everything Means Nothing to Me - Elliott Smith
Figure 8 feels like bubblegum pop ready to be loaded into the barrel of a feel-good-metaphorical gun. Pressing play equals a shot straight through your head, ear-to-ear. That being said, underneath the emotionless Beatles-fodder that is Elliott Smith's final album (before his death in 2003) is a serious cry for help.
Don't let this hardcore punk meets French rap ripper fool you, this is not nu metal, nor is it for the weak.
95. Ms. Jackson - OutKast
94. Fucking Racist Maggots - A Global Threat
93. Nailwork - Night in Gales
92. I Won't Back Down - Johnny Cash
Spoiler alert: this is the closest thing to Radiohead that's on this list. So for any of you R-heads holding out for Yorke and the Idioteque gang you can stop reading now and go listen to Kid A on your own time.
90. Sand (Eric’s Trip) - The Microphones
89. Taste - Coaltar of the Deepers
Coaltar of the Deepers also released their own 9-minute epic in 2000. Japanese indie rockers' meditative-form echoes that of the Smiths or the Sundays without incessantly being labeled the Japanese version of either band. Despite the runtime, "Taste" breezes by even with its beautiful 2 minute piano epilogue.
88. Motion Sickness - Bright Eyes
While Bright Eyes has recently returned to relevance for reasons I won’t go into here, Bright Eyes’ Fevers and Mirrors does not warrant a 20-year revisit. Not all Bright Eyes material from 2000 has rotted with age, though. Take for instance “Motion Sickness” from a 7” with “Soon You Will Be Leaving Your Man”. While the latter song feels like the slimy emo prominent on Fevers and Mirrors, “Motion Sickness” is a stripped-back track that manages to not offend the eardrums while still being very Bright Eyes in nature.
87. Prayer - Neurosis
86. Knife Fight - Society's Finest
84. Fluorescent Lights - Carissa's Wierd
83. Sever - Karate
82. Say it In Slugs - Entombed
81. The Platform - Dilated Peoples