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.
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.
A smorgasbord of hip-hop, psychedelia, soul and funk, Outkast’s fourth album ‘Stankonia’ presaged the genre-blind approach to music today.
Minimalist, crystalline and intimate, The xx’s debut album contains the DNA of a subsequent decade of brilliant pop.
Presenting a fully formed 21st century pop icon to the world in the form of Florence Welch, ‘Lungs’ is one of the Noughties’ great debut albums.
The last instalment of a trio of brilliant Yeah Yeah Yeahs albums in the Noughties, ‘It’s Blitz!’ is 10 years old.
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.
‘Fleet Foxes’, one of the most perfectly formed and influential debut albums of the Noughties, turns 10 years old.
‘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.