A Listmania! list by Autonomeus(a world ruled by fossil fuels and fossil minds)
The list author says: "These are singer/songwriters and bands, many with great lyrics and a leftist/humanist social critique. Here are my favorites from the second five years of the new millennium. They're listed by date of release, from the newest to the oldest.
This list is now the second in the series by this name, following the BEST FOLK/ROCK 2000-2004, and followed by 2010-2013.
"Folk/rock" is meant to be inclusive, with acoustic, electric, and post-rock/post-metal all represented, not the narrow category of "folk-rock.""
"2009 CHRIS SMITHER (5 STARS -- SEE MY REVIEW) Great album from Chris Smither, fantastic songwriter, guitarist and singer. I first saw Chris in Logan, UT in 2000, and I've seen Chris twice now in Atlanta, in 2009 at Eddie's Attic, and in 2010 at Blind Willie's.""
"2008 ALBUM OF THE YEAR JAMES McMURTRY (5 STARS -- SEE MY REVIEW) I saw James in electric power-trio format at Juanita's in Little Rock on 11/22/08. Too bad it was cranked up way too loud, or it would have been a great show."
"2006 PEARL JAM (5 STARS -- SEE MY REVIEW) Pearl Jam returns to hard rock with the first five tracks on this great album, which is both against Bush's wars and sympathetic to the women and men who fight."
"2005 PELICAN (5 STARS -- SEE MY REVIEW) No vocals on this one, but what seems to be an apocalyptic awareness of global warming and climate change. Already a post-rock/post-metal classic 6 years later!"