Starting today, NPR Music is looking back at some of the memorable moments and recordings of the past decade. We'll have a lot of new features on the site every day for the next two weeks, starting with our Question of the Day from Carrie Brownstein on the Monitor Mix blog, and The Decade Defined on All Songs Considered.
Next week on All Songs Considered, beginning Nov. 16, we'll feature our picks for the 50 most important recordings of the decade. As we compile the final list, we'd love your input. Using the comments section below, tell us what albums or songs you think should be included.
An important distinction: We're not looking for everyone's favorite albums or songs, but rather ones that had some sort of historical significance. These are the game-changers -- ones that signaled some sort of shift in music, or ones that were particularly influential in some way. We're looking for the albums and singles people will still buy, share, listen to and talk about for years or decades to come.