3 January 2018 | Community

Coming of age in 2018: Albums turning 18 this year

The best albums to hail from the year 2000


Written by Rosie Dodds

The dawn of 2018 has brought a very depressing idea to light. No, not the fact that gym memberships can cost you over £100 a month or that your new coat doesn’t fit you after all of those turkey sandwiches, but the reality that, as the months go on, you’ll be surrounded by an increasing amount of people who were born in 2000. That’s right, the millennium baby has become the millennium adult, and you can now find them drinking a pint of Punk IPA at your local pub.

How do we cope in times like these? Do we seek out venues that are 21+ in an attempt to ignore the writing on the wall? Do we start lying about our age? Or, do we try to accept that everyone in the world is getting a bit old and just get on with it? The answer is almost definitely the latter, but we can all appreciate how hard it is to feel young and hip in a world that is currently obsessed with celebrity children and spunky YouTube stars.

So just to make you feel really old, we’ve listed some of the best albums released in 2000 that are also turning 18 this year. And yes, that does include Limp Bizkit, because who isn’t guilty of once wearing a red backwards cap in Fred Durst’s honour? Happy New Year!

Stankonia, OutKast

Release date: 21 October 2000

Key tracks: Ms. Jackson, Humble Mumble, B.O.B.

Rated R, Queens of the Stone Age

Release date: 6 June 2000

Key tracks: Better Living Through Chemistry, A Song For The Dead, The Lost Art of Keeping A Secret.

Voodoo, D’Angelo

Release date: 25 January 2000

Key tracks: Untitled (How Does It Feel), Feel Like Makin’ Love, One Mo’Gin.

Mama’s Gun, Erykah Badu

Release date: 21 November 2000

Key tracks: …& On, Didn’t Cha Know, Bag Lady.

Kid A, Radiohead

Release date: 2 October 2000

Key tracks: Everything In Its Right Place, Idioteque, How To Disappear Completely.

Figure 8, Elliott Smith

Release date: 18 April 2000

Key tracks: Can’t Make A Sound, Happiness, Everything Reminds Me Of Her.

Oops!... I Did It Again, Britney Spears  

Release date: 16 May 2000

Key tracks: Lucky, Stronger, Oops!... I Did It Again.

The Marshall Mathers LP, Eminem

Release date: 23 May 2000

Key tracks: Stan, The Real Slim Shady, The Way I Am.

Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water, Limp Bizkit

Release date: 17 October 2000

Key tracks: Rollin, My Generation, My Way.