Green Day American Idiot
Not that you should take my word for it, but I'm throwing in some shameless promotion for American Idiot.
It combines the innocence of the 70s rock opera with the harsh sensibility of this rather fucked-up world. We had a big stumble at the beginning of the millenium, and we need to get back to figuring out what's important and optimistic in the world. The guys in Green Day set the whole idea to music. Great stories, great poetry, great tunes.
Cheers to BJ, M and T.