We’ve all heard the argument before; “rock is dead.” Whether it died with Kurt Cobain or was slowly choked out of the mainstream by cheap pop tunes, the fact remains that there’s a whole lot of people out there who seem to think music’s mightiest form just isn’t happening in the contemporary cultural climate. If you’re one of those people, we at Goliath are here to change your mind, with a list of 10 great rock albums that have been released in the 21st century. All of these classics have been released in the last 15 years, and while they might not be the best albums released during that time, they are most definitely a testament to the fact that rock and roll ain’t dead, folks.
10. Fever To Tell (2003) – The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The debut album from New York underground rockers The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fever To Tell (2003) was a godsend circa 2003, following in the footsteps of similar sounding rockers The White Stripes and The Strokes (more on both of those later) and helping to reignite the failing interest in rock and roll at the turn of the century. With the absolutely captivating and incredibly talented Karen O front and center, the band released an album which featured hit singles “Maps” and “Date With the Night,” excellent examples of contemporary rock and roll that’s a far cry from the vapid pop tunes that saturated the radio at the time.