No this isn't the "post" I aluded to yesterday.
It's just taking me a very long time to write, so I thought I throw something really short out there for consumption.
So, without further ado, these are my "Top 5 Bands from the last 5 years".
Note: This doesn't mean these bands didn't exist five years ago, just that I hadn't heard of them or listened to them.
Top 5 of the last 5:
#1 Silversun Pickups - I have never, not once, heard a Silversun Pickups song, and thought "I want to listen to something else". To me, that's #1 status.
#2 Vampire Weekend - Snobby, preppy, etc, etc... call them whatever you want. Their first album was great, and their second album was even better. I'm excited for them to release some more tunes.
#3 The Gaslight Anthem - just straight ahead rock and roll. What I like about these guys, is that their music sounds kind of timeless like, it wouldn't sound out of place in a movie set in the 70's, 80's or today.
#4 Foster the People - these guys came up with the catchiest song for this year. And maybe the decade. Very strong debut performance.
#5 Mumford and Sons - these guys were on my Amazon.com "reccomendations" list for about a year. I never listened to them. Then I saw them perform on the Grammy's last spring, bought their album and been listening to it ever since.
I realize that many people will disagree with my list. I'm going to try really hard to give a darn. I love these bands, and hopefully someone out there will hear or listen to someone they haven't heard before.