Great albums turning 10 this year: Sleater-Kinney and the class of 2005

February 3, 2015
photo: Sleater-Kinney graphic(Photos: courtesy of the artist; Graphic: CPR / Daniel Mescher)

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:

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