hiko wrote:Cease wrote:"Rock" defined as non-rap, got it. Although if you don't think Fear of a Black Planet or Death Certificate rocked the shit, you may have a gaping hole in your psyche. Not my problem.
No where did I say that, and I agree that there are many great Rap albums that "rock". And I said at the very beginning that if you consider that "Rock", be my guest. But if we're gonna quibble about what Rock is or isn't, then maybe I should just say fuck it and turn it into Best Albums.
The reason I didn't is that it seems to me that there is a pronounced lack of quality music generally described as "Rock" in the last 30 years, so turning this into "Best Albums" would be a much different list and just underline how dead the genre is becoming.
If someone asks you what the best Rock album of the 2000's was, where do YOU draw that line? I tried to give a broad definition, but I stick to my original emphasis that if you consider it "Rock", then list it. No reason to get all bitchy.
My apologies on the tone, non-intentional internet context confusion for all I know. I was making that mental note for myself, didn't mean to infer anything. Some hip hop comments were tossed out mid-thread, thought I'd add $.02 before putting forth my version of a "rock" list.
To your point, if you look through "top album" lists of the 80's, 90's, and 00's you see a drastic reduction in rock albums listed over time. Commercially, the rock era may have peaked with the hair bands. Then the grunge movement danced on it's grave. Perhaps rock has now been pushed back underground, and the hipsters really are on noble a quest to unearth it. Good thing is that there will always be garages and basements with drumsets and amps. Bad thing is that kids may be getting too lazy to even pick them up.