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Popular music from late 2004 to about the end of 2005

Does anyone else agree that this was basically a mini-Golden Era of Rock?

So much great shit came out during those few short years.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1704/10/2013

Like what?? What artist and songs do you have in mind.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 104/05/2013

[quote] basically a mini-Golden Era of Rock

Err, no!

You're talking about a 12 month period - so there is probably no period that is so short that is a golden era.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 204/05/2013

THIS, OP is one of the most perfect rock singles ever released.

It is meant for dropping the top on a hot day at the beach and cruising down the beach road.

It is from 1971.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 304/05/2013

I totally disagree - mainstream pop was at a low point in the early and mid-noughties. It only became better in 2007.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 404/05/2013

Agree it was a great time for music, Op! "Dashboard" by Modest Mouse is my absolute favourite song of the 2000's and it came out in 2004. There were also:

Franz Ferdinand: "Take me out" and "Michael."

Keane: "Can't Stop Now" & "Everybody's changing"

Arcade Fire: Rebellion (lies) & Neighbourhood #1

And Morrissey's "You are the Quarry" was great too. Love "First of the gang to die."

by It was 100 degrees...reply 504/05/2013

R5: you just wrote half the soundtrack to the music of that era I was thinking about!

by It was 100 degrees...reply 604/09/2013

I look back on that time fondly, R5. 10 years ago nearly...We're due for another great pop resurgence!

by It was 100 degrees...reply 704/09/2013

When people have strong opinions about a particular time in pop music history, it often has something to do with their age and what was happening in their lives at the time.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 804/09/2013

I second r8.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 904/09/2013

The sky was so blue during that period....

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1004/09/2013

"So much great shit came out during those few short years."

OK, how does "late 2004 to about the end of 2005" equal a few short years?

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1104/09/2013

Phoenix "Everything is everything" is another great 2004 song.

The Libertines' best album.

British Sea Power "Be Gone."

And The Killers really broke out in 2004 with "Mr Brightside" and "Somebody Told me."

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1204/09/2013

Death Cab's "Plans", The Walkmen's "Bows and Arrows", Iron and Wine's "Our Endless Numbered Days", Interpol's "Antics", Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's eponymous CD, Block Party's "Silent Alarm" and Bright Eyes' "Wide Awake, It's Morning" all came out during that time span.

Not bad. Every one of those records I still listen to all the time.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1304/09/2013

You may be onto something. Quite a few of my favorite albums from the past decade came out during that period:

Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple

Bleed Like Me - Garbage

Witching Hour - Ladytron

Supernature - Goldfrapp

Odyssey - Fischerspooner

I Am a Bird Now - Antony and the Johnsons

Confessions on a Dancefloor - Madonna (her best album of that decade)

This Island - Le Tigre

Love, Angel, Music, Baby - Gwen Stefani

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1404/10/2013

R14 must have been 12 at the time. Yeeeeeuck!

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1504/10/2013

we belong togetherrrrrrr

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1604/10/2013

The Libertines hit full stride (only to implode completely - but I still have an inexplicable crush on Pete Doherty) on the UK front. Modest Mouse and the Killers were at the same breakneck pace on the American side of things.

This was a small resurgence of great rock and roll.

by It was 100 degrees...reply 1704/10/2013
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