100 Best Albums of the 2000s
TV on the Radio, 'Dear Science'
Infernal visions! Portents of doom! Awesome keyboards! One of the decade's most innovative bands greeted the end of the Bush era with a cry of horror. But David Sitek's production also brought pop clarity to the New York quintet's blend of soul, punk, Afrobeat and doo-wop. Amid the desolation, Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone sang of having sex ("Lover's Day"), defying the man ("Red Dress") and glimpsing better days ahead ("Golden Age"). Alternative title: The Audacity of Hope.
• Rolling Stone's Original 2008 Review