Monthly Archives: April 2014

The 2000s

The 2000s were, as is often said, a time of interconnectedness, myriad individual options and, as always, cultural change. The last remaining threads of innovative music mingled in this era, turning most genres into unremarkable mish-mashes. Pop music became more … Continue reading

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Agaetis Byrjun

Sigur Ros (1999) Sigur Ros is (improbably) the second Icelandic entry in this compendium. And Agaetis Byrjun is appropriately weird, coming from a distant country rooted in history and mysticism. Although I think this album is a bit too pretentious, boring, and … Continue reading

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Zaireeka

The Flaming Lips (1997) Before Zaireeka, when was the last time a band had an idea that was just plain self-evidently genius and completely unprecedented? Who knows, but it had been a long while indeed. This could arguably be counted … Continue reading

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OK Computer

Radiohead (1997) Full disclosure: This is my favorite album ever (tied with Abbey Road), and I think it’s certainly the best album of the 90s. So I might get a little starry-eyed and long-winded. Honestly, this is the one entry … Continue reading

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