Here are 10 albums turning 10 years old in 2016. WARNING: This may make you feel old…
1) Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, Arctic Monkeys
Release: January 23rd, 2006
Notable Songs: I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor, The Sun Goes Down
The album received high acclaim with it being hailed as a modern classic. One U.K. publication called them “Our Generations Most Important Band”. An album that is enjoyed by many fans of the band and punk music as well. The single ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor’ remains one of the band’s best known songs to date.
2) St. Elsewhere, Gnarls Barkley
Release: April 24th, 2006
Notable Songs: Crazy, Gone Daddy Gone
The highly-anticipated debut release for the pairing of Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo Green, St. Elsewhere is a bumpy, but mesmerizing ride.The reasons as to why this was considered to be a popular album from 2006 is because of its uncommon facility for writing simple hooks that stick, and the catchy beats to the songs including “Crazy”. St. Elsewhere went on to win a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.
3) Louder Now, Taking Back Sunday
Release: April 25th, 2006
Notable Songs: MakeDamnSure, Liar
Louder Now was a step up from Taking Back Sunday’s previous two albums.The band did their part by giving more energy and aggressiveness into each song. A commendable album from the band that even had Eric Valentine (who produced albums for Queens Of The Stone Age and Good Charlotte) produce the bands album as well.
4) Stadium Arcadium, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Release: May 9th, 2006
Notable Songs: Dani California, Tell Me Baby, Snow (Hey Oh)
Stadium Arcadium is a very ambitious album for a band who managed to feature 28 tracks on it. The Red Hot Chili Peppers struck again creating catchy tunes for their ninth studio album. It ensured a long tenure for the album to be well-known and it still is to this day. Rolling Stone Magazine even declared it to be the one of the best albums of 2006.
5) Billy Talent II, Billy Talent
Release: June 27th, 2006
Notable Songs: Devil In A Midnight Mass, Red Flag, Fallen Leaves
The album features less anger than their previous self-titled album. Billy Talent matured as a group with the release of Billy Talent II. More of the songs focus with real-life issues that helped them establish to be one of the most promising young bands. Billy Talent II was also charted at number one on the Canadian Albums Chart.
6) Black Holes and Revelations, Muse
Release: June 28th, 2006
Notable Songs: Supermassive Black hoke, Starlight, Knights of Cydonia
Just like their previous albums, Black Holes and Revelations has political and science-fiction themes. Muse continued to impress as this album came up loaded with tracks that were harmonizing and futuristic effects intended to announce the band’s modernity.
7) The Sufferer & The Witness, Rise Against
Release: July 4th, 2006
Notable Songs: Ready To Fall, Prayer Of A Refugee, The Good Left Undone
The Sufferer & The Witness peaked at number 10 on the Billboard 200 album chart, the highest position the band had reached at the time. The rest of The Sufferer & The Witness plays to Rise Against’s strengths and well-established style: catchy, anthemic punk with exciting tempos and the powerful vocals of lead singer Tim McIlarth.
8) Crisis, Alexisonfire
Release: August 22nd, 2006
Notable Songs: This Could Be Anywhere In The World, Boiled Frogs, Rough Hands
The album’s title track is about the Great Lakes Blizzard of 1977 in the Niagara region. When the album was released, it debuted at number one on the National Album Charts.The success of Crisis was further reflected on a 10-month world tour. It also put Alexisonfire in front of exceptionally larger audiences than they were used to. The album also features Jordan Hastings as the band’s new drummer who replaced Jesse Ingelevics.
9) Sam’s Town, The Killers
Release: October 2nd, 2006
Notable Songs: When You Were Young, Read My Mind
Sam’s Town debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 chart with an estimated 8 million copies sold worldwide. The album takes its name from Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, a hotel-casino in Las Vegas, the hometown of the band.
10) Back To Black, Amy Winehouse
Release: October 27th, 2006
Notable Songs: Rehab, Back To Black, You Know I’m Good
Back To Black finds a fearless artist saying whatever she damn well pleases. Her sophomore album sold over 4 million copies worldwide and many of the songs were influenced by jazz. The album went on to win Best Pop Vocal Album and it was nominated for Album Of The Year at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.