A MAN whose teenage years coincided with the first decade of the 21st century has no recollection of any music made during that time.
Jordan Gardner, born in 1988, has strong memories of Little Britain, Arsenal going a whole season without losing a game and trading his Nokia for his first iPhone, but when it comes to music he draws a complete blank.
Gardner said: “My granddad’s always going on about The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. My Dad bangs on about The Sex Pistols, Blondie, U2 and watching this programme Top of the Pops they used to have until there was some sort of police crackdown on the presenters, apparently.
“I’ve got an older cousin who was into Blur and Oasis, who were some sort of big thing, the way he goes on about it.
“But I don’t recall any music at all in the noughties. I’d occasionally put on Radio 1 and there’d be this blizzard of beats and I’d have to turn it off again. Put me off reading my Harry Potter.”
Hannah Tomlinson of the NME website said: “This is ridiculous. There was a vast amount of memorable music made in the early 2000s. He could have been listening to Kings Of Leon, The Rakes, Ricardo Villalobos, Burial, Sam Sparro and a host of others.”
Gardner said: “I’m sorry, none of those names ring a bell at all. In fact, I think they’re made up.”