I'm tempted to say Alt-J.
"The Rollercoaster Ride" - The Boy with the Arab Strap - Belle & Sebastian
"Modern Romance" -Fever to Tell - Yeah yeah yeahs
"Rodeo in Joliet" - Goat - The Jesus Lizard
"Ecstasy" - Rid of Me - PJ Harvey
"Thank your parents" - Happy New Year - Oneida
"The Tourist" - Ok Computer - Radiohead
The only one of those I don't disagree with is the Oneida track, and that's probably because I'm not overly familiar with that album:
The Boy With the Arab Strap - Sleep the Clock Around
Fever to Tell - Maps might be the cop out, but it's great. So is Man.
Goat - Mouth Breather. Without a doubt.
Rid of Me - Man-Size, 50 Ft. Queenie or Yuri G
OK Computer - Either Exit Music (For A Film) or Lucky
"B.I.B.L.E." - Liquid Swords - GZA/Genius (Sadly, not included on the vinyl version of the album).
"Coconut" - Fever Ray - Fever Ray (though on any given day, I might say "Keep the Streets Empty," instead.
"Upon This Title Wave of Young Blood" - CYHSY - CYHSY
"Kissing the Beehive" - At Mount Zoomer - Wolf Parade
I think there's a solid argument for nearly every Radiohead album, putting aside Pablo Honey. "Street Spirit" from the Bends is certainly in the running and would be my choice. "The Tourist" is also a contender from OkC, though my choice would be "Let Down." "Motion Picture Soundtrack" is goddamn amazing track and a great choice from Kid A (mine would be "Idioteque"); "Life in a Glasshouse" is a solid choice from Amnesiac (but probably not the best track . . . man that album is so stacked . . . tracks 1-5 are all just amazing). From HttT, you have "A Wolf At The Door," which is a defensible choice, even if it wouldn't be my choice (hard to choose between "2+2," "Where I End," and "A Punch Up," for me). While I'd go with "Weird Fishes," "Videotape" is a defensible choice from In Rainbows. And finally, I think "Separator" is the right choice from TkoLs, actually by a long shot. And, as a bonus, I'm not sure that "Cymbal Rush," isn't the best track from The Eraser (though, I'd probably accept "Atoms for Peace" too).
do hidden tracks count? Blur - Think Tank - "Me, White Noise"
Insane Clown Posse - "Thy Unveiling" The Wraith: Shangri La
Here are a few... definitely arguable, but songs I quite like as well as anything on the album. Some are my definite favorites.
Billy Idol - "One Night, One Chance" from Whiplash Smile
The Cult - "Wonderland" from Ceremony
The Cult - "Black Angel" from Love
The Dead Weather - "Will there be enough water?" from Horehound
Faith No More - "Just a Man" from King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime
Guns 'n Roses - "Coma" from Use Your Illusion I
Jane's Addiction - "Classic Girl" from Ritual de lo Habitual
Jeff Buckley - "Satisfied Mind" from Sketches from my Sweetheart the Drunk
Mother Love Bone - "Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" from Mother Love Bone (the compilation)
Nine Inch Nails - "Gave Up" from Broken
Nine Inch Nails - "Hurt" from the Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails - "Right Where it Belongs" from With Teeth
Nirvana - "All Apologies" from In Utero
Pigface - "Suck" from Eat Shit you Fucking Redneck
Pink Floyd - "High Hopes" from The Division Bell
Pink Floyd - "Echoes" from Meddle
The Raconteurs - "Carolina Drama" from Consolers of the Lonely
Soundgarden - "Rowing" from King Animal
Animal Collective - Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished- Alvin Row
of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? - "We Were Born The Mutants Again With Leafling"
T. Rex - Electric Warrior - "Rip Off"
Real Estate - Real Estate - "Snow Days"
Twin Shadow - Forget - "Forget"
of Montreal has been pretty uninspiring the past few years, if not outright disapointing. I really hope Kevin Barnes can pull off brilliance like this again
Comforting Sounds by Mew from the album Half the World Is Watching Me even though 156 and Am I Wry? No are good songs.
I must admit that I cried during this song at their 2009 performance at Roskilde Festival.
I guess I've heard "Bang A Gong (Get It On)" in enough Chevy dealership and JCPenny commercials by now that the song has lost all meaning to me. The best song on that album is "Rip Off"
After re-listening to Hissing Fauna recently I'll concede to "The Past Is A Grotesque Animal" simply due to it's lyrical heft. The acoustic version Kevin did a few years ago is pretty amazing.
edit- just noticed TomServo's post.
Coma is a great track....but it can't compete with November Rain.
Love the of Montreal selection off Hissing Fauna
Ratatat - Ratatat - "Cherry"
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes-Up From Below-Om Nashi Me
Slint. Spiderland. Good Morning, Captain.
I Am The Resurrection on The Stone Roses