41. Robert Pollard, "Subspace Biographies"
The Guided by Voices jester remains maddeningly
prolific – he recently released his hundredth album – but "Subspace
Biographies" has to be one of his top tunes ever. It's the centerpiece of
his solo album Waved Out: three boozy minutes of fractured classicist
U.K. mod pop, via the bars and bowling alleys of Dayton, Ohio. It explodes into
a frantic Ramones-worthy guitar rave with the chant, "I am quail and
quasar/I pick you up on radar."