2000s

White Stripes – Elephant

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  The White Stripes crop up here with their album cover for Elephant. The Detroit duo of Meg and Jack White release this, their fourth studio album in April 2003 and again it featured design based around their signature Red, Black and White colour schemes. Home to the hits of ‘The Hardest Button to Button‘,…

The Streets – Original Pirate Material

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Lock down your aeriel. Mike Skinner burst onto the music scene in 202 with what is still regarded as a classic slice of London life. A far cry from the britpop posturing of the era, Original Pirate Material from The Streets, spoke to folks not only in the capital but all across the UK. Mixing…

Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

From Chicago, Illinois comes Wilco and the cover of their Yankee Hotel Foxtrot features a building familiar to all Chi Town residents and visitors, Marina City on State Street. Released in 2002, the bands first on Nonesuch (following their messy dismissal from Reprise) and was heralded by many at the time as a masterpiece. Featuring…

The Strokes – Is This It

Strokes - Is This It

¬† Released in 2001 The Strokes debut album ‘Is This It’ was greeted with universal acclaim. The bands, effortless brand of New York cool oozed all over the record, right down to the ‘cheeky’ cover and the classic rock sounds contained within. Big singles ‘Last Nite‘, ‘Someday‘ and ‘Hard To Explain‘ all did the job,…

Arcade Fire – Funeral

Arcade Fire - Funeral

This is Funeral, the debut long player from Canadian outfit Arcade Fire. Released to universal acclaim in September 2004 in North America¬† on Merge Records and released in the UK and Europe in February 2005 by Rough Trade. Cover art by Tracy Maurice, the album hailed 5 singles and topped many best of the 2000s…