The Decade In Music: '00s NPR Music explores the music and meaning of the '00s. Hosted by Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein.
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The Decade In Music: '00s

The music and meaning of the '00s. Hosted by Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein.

The MP3 puts every song at your fingertips anytime and anywhere. Is it too much? dead redhead via Flickr hide caption

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Christopher Clark graphed the peak levels of and RMS levels of three hit songs a year over the past three decades. This image links to a PDF of his full poster, "A Visual History Of Loudness." Christopher Clark hide caption

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Christopher Clark

Even with creative MP3 packaging for his music, Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes still believes in the concept of the album. Patrick Heagney hide caption

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Patrick Heagney

Advances in digital technology over the past decade have made it easier and cheaper to distribute music online. But it's fans, not labels, who are taking the lead. Fensterbme via Flickr hide caption

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Radiohead shocked the music industry by letting fans pay the price they wanted to download In Rainbows. John Shearer/Getty Images hide caption

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