Sea Change 

Beck releases his 8th album on September 24, 2002 and it ends up at #436 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


One of the more interesting, diverse and controversial albums of the new century was released on September 4, 2001 — System Of A Down’s Toxicity.

Up is down; left is right. The album features folk, nu metal, banjos and sitars and at first appears all over the place. But it really is a snapshot microcosm of what’s going on in the world in 2001. As each year goes by the album actually becomes more important and that’s rare. It’s a masterpiece that’s never finished.


Death Cab For Cutie release their 5th album on August 30, 2005. It becomes what’s now known as an “instant indie classic.”  It spawns 3 singles, a couple of Grammy nominations and a song that, though one of the darkest and most depressing songs around, shines like a literary classic. (I Will Follow You Into the Dark.)