It is, however, the definitive article of "blog rock"—for a record that was initially praised for having no context, it’s nothing but context in 2015. I’m going to assume that some of you would’ve been in grade school or even kindergarten when Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was released. Thus, a debriefing on "blog rock." It’s a very silly genre name, like pretty much all genre names. Most give some indication as to its sound, its scene, maybe even a description of how one should listen to it. Though blog rock eventually took on a definable set of characteristics, it’s a unique case where the name references the delivery system of the people who write about it. It has extremely little to do with the actual music, which is the entire point.
I missed Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and I missed Neutral Milk Hotel. I am still not convinced those are bands, but the evidence in front of my face says otherwise.
This is all proof that there are things that are important that many, many people never paid attention to and don't remember. At all.