To help clear your head of the “2004 Fest” that is Honolulu’s live music scene this year, DJ Davey Shindig made this playlist of his favorite songs (stream it on YouTube here) that existed to help us all avoid that heavily emo, Van’s Warped time of life:

Davey Shindig: These works mark a watershed year in the history of music, and now that 2014 is a few weeks behind us, it is the perfect time to compile them for future generations.

10Mylo - Drop the Pressure

Do you remember hearing this last year? Neither do I.

9The Soft Pink Truth - I Owe It To The Girls

This song wasn’t huge last year, or any year, but it is still great.

8Ricardo Villalobos - Hello Halo

Here’s a song that nobody played in the clubs last year, especially in Hawaii.

7Jay-Z - Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Remember when Obama referenced the song in gesture? Crazy to think that was just last last last last last last last year (four years after 2004).

6Float On - Modest Mouse

It’s impossible to listen to this song and not remember the year 2004 or 2014.

5The Knife - Heartbeats

Did you know this song came out in 2004? But it might as well have been any year, because it’s classic.

4M.I.A. - Galang

“Galang” is a made-up word that makes you forget what year it is.

3Bloc Party - Banquet

This should be a chart contender in any year containing the number ‘0’.

2Cut Copy - Saturdays

That critics left this off of their 2014 end-of-year lists seems like a glaring omission.

1Nathan Fake - The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remi...

This makes any year, the future even, seem like 2004 when you listen to it mindfully.