This year marks the end of the second decade of the 2000s. In honor of this, we thought we’d take a look back at our decade with an end-of-year series.
The internet loves lists, especially year-end ones, and we’ll feed that love a little bit this December. We’ll be hosting seven lists of expert Decade-Best picks. We’ve done movies, games, and writing, and TV so far, and you can look forward to two more: traditional visual arts and one surprise list at the end. Our experts include philosophers and other academics whose work concerns these topics, and people working in the relevant media. Up today: music!
Perusing the below lists, you may find yourself wondering: Where’s the Kendrick Lamar? The Lana Del Rey? The Arcade Fire? If you want that kind of list, go hit up Rolling Stone or Pitchfork. We’re here to give you something a little different. The world of music is huge, and contains a lot beyond the contemporary mainstream. Instead, what we have today is a glimmer of that variety in music, including everything from opera and rap to metal and Christmas music.
Our contributors are:
- Julian Dodd, professor in Philosophy at the University of Manchester
- Daryl Jamieson, composer and researcher
- Andrew Huddleston, reader in Philosophy at Birbeck College, University of London
- Jay Miller, assistant professor in Philosophy at Warren Wilson College
- Brian Moseley, assistant professor in Music at SUNY Buffalo
- Lissa Skitolsky, visiting professor in Philosophy at Dalhousie University
- Brian Soucek, professor in the School of Law at UC Davis