The 2000s, a decade often maligned in the annals of music history, stands in the shadow of its more illustrious predecessors. It didn’t have the seismic cultural shifts of the 60s, the rebellious punk energy of the 70s, or the raw grunge angst of the 90s.
The 00s seemed somewhat adrift on the ocean of musical creativity.
As a product of the Guns N’ Roses era, who had embraced grunge with arms wide open, I found myself at sea, searching for the next big thing and resenting the tempo of dance music and the din of auto-tune.
The start of the new century was inundated with headlines decrying the death of rock, and seemingly, the world succumbed to the funeral dirges.
Yet, the heart of rock never stopped beating, it was just pulsing quietly (or not so quietly!) in the songs of artists who were still crafting melodies, transmitting to us about love, life, and everything in between.[Read more…] about ’00s Alternative Rock Songs You Forgot