The Best Dance Albums of the 2000s
Mon 8th Nov, 2010 Lists and Guidesin
We asked the ITM massive to vote on their favourite LPs from 2000-2010 and there's a lot of surprises in amongst the favourites.
#50 Goldfrapp – Black Cherry
Shrugging off the dreamy terrain of debut album Felt Mountain, Goldfrapp’s Black Cherry saw the UK duo hurtle onto the dancefloor, laying down a record full of synth-heavy and sexed-up proto-electro.
#49 Gui Boratto – Chromophobia
With Chromophobia, Gui Boratto achieved that rare thing: a four-four album that tells a story. From the deep and bleepy Mr Decay to the swelling Beautiful Life, there’s plenty to seduce you back.
#48 Danger Mouse & Jemini – Ghetto Pop Life
While Danger Mouse’s other band Gnarls Barkley commanded the mainstream attention, his 2003 hook-up with Brookyln rhymesmith Jemini remains a cult classic.
#47 Empire of the Sun – Walking on a Dream
Confirming his Midas touch, Pnau’s Nick Littlemore hit gold again with Empire Of The Sun, even managing to turn a wacko like Luke Steele into a big deal in the process. But it’s the songs that count, and Walking On A Dream is stuffed with gems.
#46 The Rapture – Echoes
Ushering in the rise of ‘noughties dance-punk, The Rapture’s Echoes found the NYC band in their element, their cheese-grater guitar riffs united with The DFA’s suped-up electronics. What’s more, it still sounds fresh seven years later.