Grandaddy, The Sophtware Slump (V2): I know it's been out a while — so what? This quirky soundtrack to a version of the future is still on my Top 10 Albums of Year 2000 list, months after I started listening to the advance. Singer/writer/producer Jason Lytle has a little bit of Neil Young in his voice and Radiohead in his production style. I bet he's read both "Snow Crash" and "Neuromancer," too. And the band comes from Modesto — definitely a plus. — Michael Goldberg

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