Life was different 10 years ago. We were still using CD’s, Netflix didn’t exist yet, and most of us weren’t even on Facebook. We were also introduced to a number of artists and albums that we’re still playing today.
Here are 10 albums turning 10 years old in 2016. WARNING: This may make you feel old…
Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
Artist: Arctic Monkeys
Release: January 23rd, 2006
Notable Songs: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor, The Sun Goes Down
Often hailed as a modern classic, this album received high critical acclaim and is enjoyed by many fans of the band and of punk music as well. The single “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” remains one of the band’s best known songs to date.
Artist: 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. St. Elsewhere was hugely popular in 2006 because if its simple hooks that stuck, and beats that were catchy on songs like “Crazy”. The album went on to win a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.
Artist: 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 injecting more energy and aggressiveness into each song. A commendable album that was produced by Eric Valentine, who produced albums for Queens Of The Stone Age and Good Charlotte.
Artist: 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, featuring an insane 28 tracks. The Red Hot Chili Peppers struck again with this effort, creating catchy tunes that ensured a long tenure for the album to remain well-known and popular. Rolling Stone named it as one of the best albums of 2006.
Billy Talent II
Artist: Billy Talent
Release: June 27th, 2006
Notable Songs: Devil In A Midnight Mass, Red Flag, Fallen Leaves
Billy Talent matured as a group with the release of Billy Talent II, with the songs being less angry than the ones on their previous studio album and focusing more on real-life issues. The album continued to establish them as one of the most promising young bands in Canada, and it managed to hit #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart.
Black Holes and Revelations
Release: June 28th, 2006
Notable Songs: Supermassive Black Hole, Starlight, Knights of Cydonia
Muse continued to impress as this album came loaded with tracks that used harmonies and futuristic effects intended to announce the band’s modernity. And just like their previous albums, Black Holes and Revelations features political and science-fiction themes.
The Sufferer & The Witness
Artist: Rise Against
Release: July 4th, 2006
Notable Songs: Ready To Fall, Prayer Of The 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.
Release: August 22nd, 2006
Notable Songs: This Could Be Anywhere In The World, Boiled Frogs, Rough Hands
When the album was released, it debuted at number one on the Canadian 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.
Artist: 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 when it was released, and went on to sell an estimated 8 million copies worldwide. The album takes its name from Sam’s Town Hotel and Gambling Hall, a hotel-casino in Las Vegas which is the hometown of the band.
Back To Black
Artist: Amy Winehouse
Release: October 27th, 2006
Notable Songs: Rehab, Back To Black, You Know I’m No Good
Back To Black finds a fearless artist saying whatever she damn well pleases. The album sold over 20 million copies worldwide and went on to win Best Pop Vocal Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.