20 Albums Turning 20

20 Albums Turning 20

At the beginning of the year it has become increasingly popular to try and predict which artists to watch out for and what the biggest trends may be for the year ahead. And at the start of a new decade it is tempting to peak even a bit further into the crystal ball to see what possibly may lie ahead in the years to come.

Over the coming weeks JOOX will be bringing you our predictions and artists that will be shaping the music landscape of the next decade, but here, at the very start of 2020, it is also a chance to look back and reflect on those albums that paved the way, or encapsulated a specific cultural occurrence.

Here, in no particular order, are 20 albums that will be celebrating their 20 year anniversary during the coming year. With great music to look back to, and great music to look forward to, here’s to 2020!

OutKast - Stankonia (31 Oct, 2000) Hip Hop Iconic Track: Ms. Jackson

Britney Spears - Oops!... I Did it Again (16 May, 2000) Pop Iconic Track: Oops!... I Did it Again

Craig David - Born to Do It (14 August, 2000) R&B Iconic Track: Fill Me In

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (23 May, 2000) Hip Hop Iconic Track: Stan

D’Angelo - Voodoo (25 Jan, 2000) Neo Soul Iconic Track: Untitled (How Does It Feel)

Coldplay - Parachutes (7 Nov, 2000) Pop Rock Iconic Track: Yellow

Madonna - Music (19 Sep, 2000) Pop Iconic Track: Music

Sade - Lovers Rock (13 Nov, 2000) Soul Iconic Track: By Your Side

Nelly Furtado - Whoa, Nelly! (24 Oct, 2000) Pop Iconic Track: I’m like a bird

Erykah Badu - Mama’s Gun (21 Nov, 2000) Neo Soul Iconic Track: Bag Lady

U2 - All That You Can’t Leave Behind (31 Oct, 2000) Rock Iconic Track: Beautiful Day

Nelly - Country Grammar (27 June, 2000) Pop Rap Iconic Track: Country Grammar

Radiohead - Kid A (2 Oct, 2000) Experimental Rock Iconic Track: Idioteque

Just Jinger - Strange World (26 Oct, 2000) Pop Rock Iconic Track: Your Song

Common - Like Water for Chocolate (28 March, 2000) Hip Hop Iconic Track: The Light

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory (24 Oct, 2000) Alternative Rock Iconic Track: In the End

Lebo Mathosa - Dream (5 May, 2000) Afro Pop Iconic Track: Ntozabantu

Robbie Williams - Sing When You are Winning (28 Aug, 2000) Pop Rock Iconic Track: Rock DJ

Vusi Mahlasela - Miyela Afrika (7 Sep, 2000) African Folk Iconic Track: A Proud People

Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain (11 Sep, 2000) Electronic Iconic Track: Lovely Head