Isn’t it kinda of odd the best music comes from dark ages of a recession, after the bubble bursts? That’s what happened after the dot.com bubble of 2000. Nu-Metal, boy bands out, new garage rock bands in! THANK GOD.
The White Stripes and The Strokes came out with albums in 2001 and became the new poster boys of cool. To a generation of mp3 freeloaders, rock music is supposed to sound lo-fi. Lo Fi, distorted, rough, the imperfections made it perfect. What matters is if the message is important. Then people will listen regardless. There wasn’t HD quality video of the demonstrations in Iran, but the video cameras on the phones will do! What about the fuzzy twitter pic of the plane landing in the Hudson river? How did Paranormal Activity made on a shoe string 30,000 budget become the most profitable movie of all time?
Everyone has a voice now due to low cost, easy use, always available technology. The world is better for it.