Where have all the rock albums gone?


Now that I've had time to ponder the Nate Parker case I will post something about it tomorrow.

In the meantime I was chatting with a buddy of mine today, mostly about Jack White and how much of a god this man is, but in all seriousness it led me to ponder where he and Meg's "Elephant" ranks with the best rock albums of the aughts.

Arcade Fire "Funeral," Green Day "American Idiot," The White Stripes "Elephant," Bob Dylan "Love and Theft," The Strokes "This Is It," Eminem "The Marshall Matters LP," Radiohead "Kid A," Wilco "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," Bruce Springsteen "The Rising," and "Magic," U2 "All That You Can't Leave Behind"

Yep this is pretty much the soundtrack of my life in the 2000s, although if I ever had the chance I'd listen to Top 40 radio. One thing that is interesting about this list compared to the ongoing one happening for this current decade is the lack of a clear, concise genre:

"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," "The Suburbs," "Brothers," "21," "Wrecking Ball," "Yeezus," "Random Access Memories," "Modern Vampires of the City," "Beyonce," "1989" and "Lost in the Dream."

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