So far, 2015 has been a fabulous year for music with tons of what will surely be seminal records for years to come.
And while I’m loving "No Cities to Love," the new release from Sleater-Kinney, and looking forward to new music from Sufjan Stevens this March, I can’t help but think of those artists' important previous works that are celebrating a major milestone anniversary this year. The previous album from Sleater-Kinney, "The Woods," came out in 2005 and Sufjan’s ode to "Illinois" is also hitting it’s 10th birthday in 2015.
I always have my eye on what’s new, but I find that nostalgia is just as fun as anticipation. So let’s look back at some of the best albums that are celebrating their first double digit birthdays this year!
- Sleater-Kinney - "The Woods"
- Sufjan Stevens - "Illinois"
- Spoon - "Gimme Fiction"
- Gorillaz - "Demon Days"
- Devendra Banhart - "Cripple Crow"
- Bloc Party - "Silent Alarm" (their debut!)
- The Chemical Brothers - "Push the Button"
- New Pornographers - "Twin Cinema"
- Broadcast - "Tender Buttons"
- LCD Soundsystem - "LCD Soundsystem"
- Common - "Be"
- Andrew Bird - "The Mysterious Production of Eggs"
- Animal Collective - "Feels"
- The Mars Volta - "Frances the Mute"
- Beck - "Guero"
- Bright Eyes - "I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning"
- My Morning Jacket - "Z"
- Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - "Clap Your Hands Say Yeah" (Their debut!)
- The White Stripes - "Get Behind Me Satan"
And so many more!
Tune in to Off the Charts Saturday at 4 p.m. for selections from these albums and more as chosen by you, on OpenAir 102.3 FM.
And if you need a refresher course on these albums and more, enjoy our "Class of 2005" Spotify playlist below: