On reflection maybe we shouldn't have been so coy as to what this special theme is. Let us elucidate...
We're at the end of the decade now, and the stories of the 00s in music seem written - downloading and all the births and deaths that entails, the return of the producer as pop shaman, the inexorable rise of the televised singing talent show, the revenge of scrappy garage rock this time as a commercial force etc.
But what about an alternate history? Throughout the year Sweeping The Nation is, through the medium of guest blog posts, to curate a library of the albums that actually made a difference to people, through the medium of getting friends, bloggers, countrymen to write a decent amount of words about a single album released during the Noughties, explaining why it's so good and why everyone deserves to hear it. Obviously being a year long project there's no immediate rush, but if you're interested and can spare the time and inclination to knock out a decent number of words - a couple of paragraphs, say - get in touch. And while we don't want to rush you we want to launch this before the end of the month if someone wants to step forward and take the initiative.
Sound good? OK. Get to it. Contact details, if they're not on the sidebar, are through Myspace, Twitter or sweepingthenation(at)dsl.pipex.com
As you're now reading this from the future, entries to date in Discourse 2000, as it came to be known, can be read in one lump here.