Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of western music, lies a small unregarded band. A contumacious cacophony imagined through the heads of two dormroom stoners, with music that undresses listeners from the fabric of reality and into a psychedelic dream. They acquiesced the title of being global rockstars, and willingly threw it all away. Because they, like Icarus, were in love with the very thing that destroyed them. This antithetic team would face many challenges working together.
Here comes possibly the most underrated song of MGMT's entire catalog -- the nearly minute long epic, "Metanoia. What this story is saying, though, is pretty much up to interpretation. Try and figure it out, and you just might go through a "metanoia" of your own. MGMT's song "Siberian Breaks" is the kind of complex, mentally-demanding track that requires your full attention, but is bound to attract it anyway.
Kanye West has also been somewhat productive throughout this period. We tabulated the votes. Our own editorial list might look a little different, but the result is an excellent reflection of an incredible period in music history. You can also read the list in the July issue of Rolling Stone. It was a high point for Coldplay, a grand moment of empathy.
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