Queer Music of the 2000s

Stating the obvious here: not only were their more openly queer and trans artists making their music heard as we entered a new century, the subject matter of songs related to LGBTQ+ people expanded as well. It’s pretty rad to compare this playlist to the 1950s/1960s one I made to kick off this Pride Month celebration.

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Your (Almost) Daily Playlist (8-18-20)

Inspired by the August 18 birthdays of Mika, The xx’s Romy Madley Croft, Aphex Twin, Wu-Tang Clan’s Masta Killa, Arcade Fire’s Régine Chassagne, The Orioles’ Sonny Til, House of Pain’s Everlast, The Toys’ Barbara Harris, The Lonely Island’s Andy Samberg, Maxine Brown, The Primitives’ Tracy Tracy, and Martin Mull.

Your (Almost) Daily Playlist (6-24-20)

Inspired by Black Music Month, LGBTQ Pride Month, and the June 24 birthdays of Mick Fleetwood, Solange, Tears For Fears’ Curt Smith, The Zombies’ Colin Blunstone, Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark’s Andy McClusky, Ariel Pink, Michele Lee, Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval, Siedah Garrett, Arthur Brown, Phil Harris, and The Notwist’s Markus Acher.