March 8, 2022


While it might not be the most foundational element of my current music taste, I definitely have an appreciation for the early 00s wave of alt-rock. Those bands had an interesting crossover appeal—they were commercial enough to get radio exposure, high-energy enough to make it onto skateboarding and football games for a variety of consoles, and still were gritty enough to draw an audience of punk kids in as well.

I’m not sure it’s just the nostalgia talking, either. There’s something about this unashamed dirty sound wrapped up in the large personalities of people like Julian Casablancas that is entertaining to ponder.

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