Despite an alarming amount of critical mass to (and by) the contrary, there truly was much, much more worth hearing this decade just past than those big Big Star, Beatle, Bob Dylan and even Neil Young box sets.
So then, strictly alphabetically speaking as always, here’s what I spent much of January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2009 listening very closely to whilst Rock and Roll Reporting…..
Apartment – Sparkle Bicycle
Waikiki Record (2008)
Tatsuya Namai’s radiant pop of the Daniel Johnston-meets-Shonen Knife variety.
Alex Brennan – The Last Smile Of The Pied Piper
Hopefully Mr. Brennan will be duly hired to give the Beach Boys’ catalog that Beatles Love treatment when the time inevitably arrives.
Lindsey Buckingham – Under The Skin
Reprise Records (2006)
Once insane, always insane.
Candypants – Candypants
Sympathy For The Record Industry (2000)
Ronnie Spector fronts Elvis’ Attractions …and THEN some!