The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 2000s

CLASSIC ’00s: Vampire Weekend – ‘Vampire Weekend’

‘Vampire Weekend’ was very much a product of its time, but stands up as one of the Noughties’ best guitar debut albums ten years on.

CLASSIC ’00s: MGMT – ‘Oracular Spectacular’

MGMT’s 2008 debut album ‘Oracular Spectacular’ recalls a time when indie’s future was seemingly dependent on interpreting the past and presenting it in a new and innovative way.

CULT ’00s: Yeah Yeah Yeahs – ‘Fever To Tell’

With an expanded box-set re-issue on the cards, we look at Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ 2003 debut album ‘Fever To Tell’.

CLASSIC ’00s: Radiohead – ‘In Rainbows’

Ten years on, Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ sounds like a band reveling in freedom from expectations and enjoying a rare period of creative freedom.

CLASSIC ’00s: Muse – ‘Absolution’

Muse’s third album ‘Absolution’ turned them from critical successes to household names, and its dystopian overtones are still prescient more than a decade on.

CLASSIC ’00s: Kanye West – ‘Graduation’

Released 10 years ago, ‘Graduation’ was the end of the first golden age of Kanye West.

CULT ’00s: M.I.A. – ‘Kala’

After the underground success of ‘Arular’, M.I.A. took her pop revolution overground with her second album ‘Kala’.

CLASSIC ’00s: Justice – ‘”Cross”‘

Justice’s debut album “Cross” was one of the defining dance records of the 2000s, influencing a decade’s worth of subsequent EDM and pop.

CULT ’00s: Björk – ‘Volta’

Björk’s sixth studio album ‘Volta’ was yet another startling and original musical vision from one of pop music’s greatest auteurs.