Ah, 2017. Another rotation around the sun, another year where we can marvel at just how far off the mid-aughts feel. The era where we donned low-waisted jeans, ironic graphic tees and Livestrong bracelets seems to be more and more of a distant memory.
As all living creatures age, so does the music we listened to. Here are 17 hit albums turning a decade old in the coming year.
Rihanna, “Good Girl Gone Bad”
She kindly requests that you shut up and drive.
LCD Soundsystem, “Sound of Silver”
How we all learned to say, “New York, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down.”
Radiohead, “In Rainbows”
One of the first albums to be digitally released for free (or, rather, “pay what you wish”).
Kanye West, “Graduation”
That’s how long he’s been on ya.
Fall Out Boy, “Infinity on High”
All we can say is thnks fr th mmrs, Fall Out Boy.
Avril Lavigne, “The Best Damn Thing”
Hey, hey! You, you! She don’t like your girlfriend!
He’d like to buy you a drink.
Arcade Fire, “Neon Bible”
Un, deux, trois, le mirroir noir!
50 Cent, “Curtis”
Can you imagine being tired of technology in 2007?! What’s he doing now?
Confusing fans of The Clash’s “Straight to Hell” since 2007.
Miranda Lambert, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
She owned the title long before the CW show.
Mika, “Life in Cartoon Motion”
You know, that French guy!
Jay Z, “American Gangster”
The White Stripes, “Icky Thump”
A title that was all too relevant in 2016.
Tegan and Sara, “The Con”
If you didn’t have an emotional revelation while listening to “Nineteen” then did you even live in the aughts?!?!
Foo Fighters, “Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace”
The sixth of the band’s eight studio albums.
Soulja Boy, “souljaboytellem.com”
An American icon.
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