Economical, precise and immense fun, Two Door Cinema Club’s 2010 debut ‘Tourist History’ gave indie a commercial shot in the arm at the start of the decade.
An understated mix of alternative country and lush chamber-pop, Lambchop’s 2000 album ‘Nixon’ remains Kurt Wagner’s masterwork.
A skull-crushing onslaught of psych, krautrock, dub and post-punk enhanced by a small army of cutting edge producers, ‘XTRMNTR’ was Primal Scream’s second masterpiece.
Beach House’s 2010 album ‘Teen Dream’ was the joyous sound of a band finally discovering the full extent and power of its own voice.
Minimalist, crystalline and intimate, The xx’s debut album contains the DNA of a subsequent decade of brilliant pop.
Presenting a fully formed 21st century pop icon to the world in the form of Florence Welch, ‘Lungs’ is one of the Noughties’ great debut albums.
Out of step with the great majority of what passed for alternative rock in the late Noughties, ‘Bitte Orca’ by Dirty Projectors has quietly shaped the subsequent decade.
Released in 2009 to a stunned reaction from fans and critics alike, ‘Primary Colours’ transformed The Horrors from a hipster punchline to a highly respected outfit.
The last instalment of a trio of brilliant Yeah Yeah Yeahs albums in the Noughties, ‘It’s Blitz!’ is 10 years old.
‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’ completed Animal Collective’s narrative arc and made them the most important American indie band of the Noughties.