The Best Dance Albums of the 2000s

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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.

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