In the 2000s, it seemed that anything interesting, with enough hits on YouTube, was solid enough to be worth something – our attention, reverie, sympathy, whatever. From Rihanna covering strange Romanian pop songs, to William Hung’s soaring success covering an already crappy Ricky Martin number, it seems almost impossible to pick out the songs that were actually significant in a way YouTube hits can’t measure; songs that represented something even if that something isn’t quite tangible. It is often the ephemeral things that mean the most. The previous decade was not a happy one. Two wars, economic collapse, bloody revolutions, terrorist attacks both at home and abroad – these musicians offer no answers, they simply attempt to chart the experience, and questions, of the average Generation Y-er.