I wish I could have formed a musical narrative out of my life from 1990-1999. What a journey: Queensryche and Red Hot Chili Peppers and Metallica and, shit, I won't lie, some crazy ass hair metal as well, all culminating in Fugazi, Tortoise, Belle and Sebastian, and, shit, I won't lie, some pretty fucking interchangeable indie-rock bands that really don't mean shit or matter much (Versus, anyone?).
So, it's ten years later and 2000-2009 is up for grabs. A narrative is begging to be written, a narrative that I can see broad swathes of but it's the details that make the story. For all I know, the narrative is false (as a narrative written in 2000 would have been for the nineties) but try I will and try I must.
This is not a ranking, this is not a list. This is a snapshot: severed from any context, just a sound that reverberates from release date into the present.
The Aughts In Review.