‘Fleet Foxes’, one of the most perfectly formed and influential debut albums of the Noughties, turns 10 years old.
A masterclass in minimalist texture, punk energy and memorable melodies, No Age’s debut album ‘Nouns’ helped propagate a resurgence in American indie.
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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
With an expanded box-set re-issue on the cards, we look at Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ 2003 debut album ‘Fever To Tell’.
Ten years on, Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’ sounds like a band reveling in freedom from expectations and enjoying a rare period of creative freedom.
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.