10 albums turning 10 in 2017

Music 20/03/2017

Nothing makes you say "shit, I'm getting old" quite like hearing a song and realising it was released 10 years ago.

If all the throwbacks circling the internet lately didn't bring up enough nostalgia, here's 10 iconic rock albums that hit the big 1-0 in 2017.

'Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace' - Foo Fighters

The 6th album from the Foos featured epic tracks like 'The Pretender', 'Long Road To Ruin' and 'Let It Die' and was certified platinum in NZ during its first week of release. Some critics called it "uninspired" but we're calling BS on those claims - it's one hell of an album. 

'Libertad' - Velvet Revolver

It's apparently one of only three albums Scott Weiland had written sober - and unfortunately was the last Velvet Revolver record to feature Weiland on vocals before his depature from the band in 2008, and his death in 2015.

'Carry On' - Chris Cornell

While recording this album, Chris Cornell was in a motorcycle accident; where a truck rear-ended his bike. He was left with severe cuts and bruises, but returned to the studio later than day to record. What a champ. 

'Because Of The Times' - Kings Of Leon

Kings Of Leon's third album features on a hell of a lot of album charts - and with good reason. The album spawned classics like 'Charmer', 'On Call', 'My Party' and 'Fans' - and went to #1 on our shores.

'Era Vulgaris' - Queens Of The Stone Age

The album's inspired by Josh Homme's daily drive through Hollywood and is meant to sound "like a construction worker." The cover lightbulbs, Bulby and Stumpy, represent "a great idea that is not really that great of an idea" according to Homme. And here we were just thinking they were sweet cartoons.

'Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces' - Seether

The 4th album from the South African band features the massive track 'Fake It', and their cover of George Michael's 'Careless Whisper'. 'Fake It' was released via Seether's MySpace page, which is enough of a throwback to make you cringe a little.

'Minutes To Midnight' - Linkin Park

It was Linkin Park's first venture away from their nu metal sound, which landed them number one spots on a shitload of album charts. The band managed to squeeze seven singles out of the 12-track album, which is a pretty good effort if you ask us.

'Year Zero' - Nine Inch Nails

Also known as 'Halo 24' or 'Year Zero: Zero-Gen-Ten', NIN's sixth studio album was also released as a full remix album titled 'Y34RZ3R0R3M1X3D'. The band dropped the entire album as an instrumental on their site for fans to remix themselves. GCs. 

'Favourite Worst Nightmare' - Arctic Monkeys

The album's been called "very fast and very loud" and marked a heavier sound for Arctic Monkeys' second studio album. The album was originally going to be called 'Lesbian Wednesdays', and let's be honest - it's probably good that it wasn't.

'Icky Thump' - The White Stripes

'Icky Thump' is the final-ever album from The White Stripes, and rounded off the band's run with a sweet Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album. The title 'Icky Thump' is a Lancashire phrase for surprise (ecky thump) which Jack White's wife often said.