98. TV on the Radio, 'Return to Cookie Mountain'
Defying stereotypes, crossing boundaries, blending styles: the second album by Brooklyn's greatest band whipped indie rock, doo-wop, gospel, soul, punk and a dozen other genres into something magic and new. The music was timeless, but the message was unmistakably, furiously of its historical moment: a post-9/11, post-Katrina, post-Iraq invasion dispatch from the depths of the Bush era. "I was a lover, before this war," sang Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe.
• Rolling Stone's Original 2006 Review