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My Favourite Rock Albums Of The Decade, 2000-2009

As a teenager in the 70’s, the album was the ultimate thing. I would spend long hours listening to Dark Side Of The Moon, Made In Japan, Tales From Topographic Oceans, Tommy, etc in their entirety and without interruption … except for turning over the vinyl, of course.

Over the last while albums have become less important to me, and the quick access to any tune in my iTunes library has changed the way I listen and enjoy my music. I also embrace the randomness of Smart Playlists.

However some great rock albums have managed to catch my ear this past decade, so here they are.

  1. Jack Hammer – The Pilgrim
  2. The Gaslight Anthem – The ’59 Sound
  3. Black Mountain – Black Mountain
  4. Tokyo Dragons – Give Me The Fear
  5. Operatika – The Calling
  6. Deep Purple – Rapture Of The Deep (Special Edition)
  7. Wolfmother  – Wolfmother
  8. Uriah Heep – Wake The Sleeper
  9. Bigelf – Cheat The Gallows
  10. Alter Bridge – Blackbird

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten albums, so of course some of my other favourites have been omitted.


Playlist Creator & Web Marketer. The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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