2009. ten years since i graduated high school, a quaint anniversary i marked by being performatively apathetic. the end of the first decade of the 21st century. which for reasons that had more to do with the desire to mythologize something than anything mythical itself, i felt momentous.
this dubstep/pop/EDM/IDM-adjacent playlist has some songs from that time, some older, most from the 2010s, and some that are quite recent. it isn’t an overview of what i listened to then or a document of what was big and noteworthy at the time, except incidentally.
it is an attempt to capture a spirit of possibility, and of the accruing meaning in what i had seen and heard in my life, and of dread then blissfully vague. a 2009 kind of feeling.