Flashback. 2000. Equally Y2K and music meant nothing to me. Fast-forward. 2002. The only concerts that I had been to were Britney Spears for my 13th birthday and John Mayer for my Sweet 16th. Jump. 2004. Ah, college. There’s a radio station on campus? Awesome. And so my fascination for counterculture began. I knew I was in love when a WUSO dj played Geggy Tah’s “Whoever You Are,” circa 1996.
And so, in the spirit of what an amazing decade it was to fall in love with music, I will be recalling 100 songs that made this decade awesome for me.
*Belle and Sebastian- Nice Day for a Sulk- Fold Your Hands Child
*Cursive- The Radiator Hums- Domestica
*David Gray- Babylon- White Ladder
*Death Cab For Cutie- Photobooth- The Forbidden love EP
*Dispatch- Whirlwind- Bang Bang
*Elliot Smith- Somebody I used to Know- Figure 8
*Micrphones- Sand (Eric’s Trip)- It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water
*Mirah- Engine Heart- You Think Its Like This But Its Really Like This
*The New Pornographers- To Wild Homes- Mass Romantic