I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that in two weeks it’ll be 2020. That sounds to just way too far in the future for it to be the present. Weren’t we supposed to to have a colony on Mars by now? Where is my flying car? Shouldn’t we all be getting around via personal jet packs?
But let’s cast our glance backward a few more times, specifically on the music of the 2010s in the form of this question: Who is your alt-rock artist of the decade?
You can look at this this in a couple of ways, I supposed. The first method is to use mathematical criteria like album sales/streams, concert tickets sold, chart position, and so on. The second is more personal: Which artist made the greatest impact on you as a person and a music fan over the last ten years?
This does NOT mean the artist has to have emerged since 2010. If, say, you discovered the genius of an older act (Beatles, Pearl Jam, Coldplay) that changed your life, that can count, too.
No wrong answers here. Looking forward to your input.