SftD will have its Top 10 Samples of the 00s this week. Sampling was ubiquitous before the decade began and technology had seriously lowered the barriers to entry, so it took that much more to stand out. The Avalanches' Since I Left You and Girl Talk's Feed the Animals come at either end of the decade and show two very different approaches to the art. The Avalanches threw a bunch of ingredients in the blender, turned it on, and made something wholly new. Girl Talk threw in the ingredients and left them lying next to and on top of each other.