The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

Category 2000s

CLASSIC ’00s: Lady Gaga – ‘The Fame’

An album that revolutionised the stale and small pop music scene of 2008, Lady Gaga’s iconic debut album ‘The Fame’ turns 10 years old.

CULT ’00s: No Age – ‘Nouns’

A masterclass in minimalist texture, punk energy and memorable melodies, No Age’s debut album ‘Nouns’ helped propagate a resurgence in American indie.

CULT ’00s: Portishead – ‘Third’

Coming back after 11 years with an album so startlingly different it was effectively a second debut, Portishead’s ‘Third’ remains one of the most unique artistic statements of the last decade.

CULT ’00s: Panic At The Disco – ‘Pretty. Odd.’

An underrated, ’60s-indebted gem that divided fans and caused Panic At The Disco to split in two, ‘Pretty. Odd.’ has aged incredibly well over the last decade.

CLASSIC ’00s: Foals – ‘Antidotes’

Foals’ debut album ‘Antidotes’ is far from their creative peak, but the sonic template it laid down has dominated British indie for the last 10 years.

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.