Happy 2012! First post of the year!
The AV Club had this series of articles going on in early 2011, "My Favorite Music Year" where authors chose and wrote about their favorite year in music.
Here's the link: http://www.avclub.com/features/my-favorite-music-year/
It made me think about what my favorite music year would be. Obviously, my mind goes straight to the 1960's but I don't know if I could pick a specific year. If it were "My Favorite Music Time Period," that would be a given. But if I had to pick a year, I'd agree with Genevieve and Erik and say, somewhere around the early 00's...maybe 2004 or 2005.
But then again, the late 90's were awesome too. It was the start of the Foo Fighters' popularity, Smashing Pumpkins' Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Eminem, Blink 182's prime era, Janes Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, all the pop music that came out...
This is quite the difficult task.
Also, don't worry, I'm still working on the Top 10 of 2011!