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Satellite Rides wasnt good enough to be named one of Dallas Observer Best Area Albums of the ’00 list, but it did make Rolling Stone, The Decade’s Best Under-the-Radar albums.

First up, 2001’s Satellite Rides by the Old 97’s, a Dallas band who turn out crafty pop-rock songs rooted in the Byrds and old AM radio hits. Frontman Rhett Miller sings about the vagaries of love earnestly and intelligently on this turning-point LP, and on “Rollerskate Skinny” he offers the thesis “I believe in love, but it don’t believe in me.”

Texas Music magazine also named Satellite Rides to its list of Best Albums of The Decade list.

~michael