The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 2000s

CLASSIC ’00s: Gorillaz – ‘Gorillaz’

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.

CLASSIC ’00s: Daft Punk – ‘Discovery’

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.

CLASSIC ’10s: Adele – ’21’

A commercial juggernaut, Adele’s heartbreak epic ’21’ was seismic enough to instigate a sea change in the music industry.

CLASSIC ’00s: The Avalanches – ‘Since I Left You’

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.

CLASSIC ’10s: Kanye West – ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’

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.

CLASSIC ’00s: Outkast – ‘Stankonia’

A smorgasbord of hip-hop, psychedelia, soul and funk, Outkast’s fourth album ‘Stankonia’ presaged the genre-blind approach to music today.

CULT ’00s: Radiohead – ‘Kid A’

Innovative in promotional terms as well as purely musical ones, it’s hard to remember a major label album as shocking and revolutionary as Radiohead’s ‘Kid A’.

CULT ’10s: Deerhunter – ‘Halcyon Digest’

A masterwork of complex, multi-faceted and deeply moving dream-pop, Deerhunter’s 2010 album ‘Halcyon Digest’ was one of the decade’s most underrated records.

CLASSIC ’10s: Arcade Fire – ‘The Suburbs’

Grandiose yet heartfelt and nuanced, Arcade Fire’s 2010 album ‘The Suburbs’ cemented their position as one of the world’s biggest and best bands.

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