Pressing reset on an alternative scene that had gone stale and corporate by the turn of the millennium, The Strokes’ 2001 debut ‘Is This It’ remains singularly influential and important today.
Justin Vernon’s reinvention of Bon Iver as a full-band endeavour for its second album, replete with electronic washes, has been quietly but massively influential.
The Shins’ 2001 debut ‘Oh, Inverted World’ still stands as an influential archetype for 21st century American indie.
Recorded at the same time as its more illustrious sister album ‘Kid A’, 2001’s ‘Amnesiac’ showed Radiohead matching the scope of rock with the sonic possibilities offered by electronic music.
A low-key album of pop, dub and rap experimentation, ‘Gorillaz’ is a compelling but imperfect origin story of one of music’s most enduring bands.
One of the most perfectly realised and presented albums of all time, Daft Punk’s 2001 album ‘Discovery’ is the cornerstone of their massive popularity and enduring legacy.
Passing under the radar slightly at the time and comparatively unloved since, ‘The King Of Limbs’ deserves re-evaluation.
A commercial juggernaut, Adele’s heartbreak epic ’21’ was seismic enough to instigate a sea change in the music industry.
The album that fulfilled the promise of the original vision for the art of sampling, The Avalanches’ 2000 debut ‘Since I Left You’ is an expression of wonderment and infinite possibilities.
Kanye West’s endlessly eclectic and inventive magnum opus, 2010’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ continues to influence new artists and silence his critics a decade later.