Picked By TURN UP THE VOLUME – 10 Big Albums Turning 20 In 2023

Back in time

17 December 2022

Band: THE WHITE STRIPES (Detroit US)
Album: ELEPHANT

Released: 1 April 2003 – their 4th LP
Score: #1 in the UK, #6 in the US

TUTV: Barbed wire white-stripes blues
featuring that massive killer track (here below).

Key single: Seven Nation Army

Full album

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THE WHITE STRIPES: Bio – Discography
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Band: THE RAPTURE
Album: ECHOES – debut LP

Released: 8 September 2003
Score: #32 in the UK, #121 in the US

TUTV: The record where Gang Of Four and P.i.L
came together for a freaky disco show.

Key single: House Of Jealous Lovers

Full album

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THE RAPTURE: Bio – Discography
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Band: MUSE (Teignmouth, UK)
Album: ABSOLUTION – 3rd LP

Released: 15 September 2003
Score: #1 in the UK and France, #107 in the US

TUTV: Their absolute best and the one before the band
turned mega, too mega and they derailed in space.

Key single: Hysteria

Full album

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MUSE: Bio – Discography

Band: KINGS OF LEON (Nashville, US)
Album: YOUTH & YOUNG MANHOOD
Their debut LP

Released: 7 July 2003
Score: #3 in the UK, #4 in Scotland, #133 in the US

TUTV: Their first, their unquestionable best. Americana rock ‘n roll with sharp hooks and nasty riffage. Afterward KOL became slowly but surely a soft, commericial money machine.

Key single: Red Morning Light

Full Album

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KOL: Bio – Discography

Artist: NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS (Australia)
Album: NOCTURAMA
Released: 3 February 2003

TUTV: An underrated pearl.

Key single: Bring It On
Feat. the late Chris Bailey, frontman of
legendary Australian punk band The Saints

Full album

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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS: Bio – Discography
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Band: THE STROKES
Album: ROOM ON FIRE

Released: 28 October 2003
Score: #2 in the UK, #4 in the US

TUTV: The NYC darlings proved with their
2nd LP that they weren’t a one-hit wonder.

Key single: Reptilia

Full album

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THE STROKES: Bio – Discography
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Band: YEAH YEAH YEAHS (NYC)
Album: FEVER TO TELL

Released: 29 April 2003
Score: #13 in the UK, #55 in the US

TUTV: Their first and last pure punk manifesto.
I instantly fell in love with Karen O.

Key single: A Date With The Night

Full album

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YYYs: Bio – Discography

Band: STARSAILOR (UK)
Album: SILENCE IS EASY – 2rd LP

Released: 15 September 2003
Score: #2 in the UK

TUTV: Sugary pop you can’t resist.

Key single: Silence Is Easy

Full album

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STARSAILOR: Bio – Discography

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Band: BLUR
Album: THINK THANK – 7th LP

Released: 5 May 2003
Score: #1 in the UK, #56 in the US

TUTV: A fan-pleaser, actually a great fan-pleaser.

Key single: Out Of Time

Full album

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BLUR: Bio – Discography

Band: THE DISTILLERS (Los Angeles)
Led by utterly charismatic punkette Brody Dalle
Album: CORAL FANG – 3rd LP

Released: 14 October 2003
Score: #46 in the UK, #97 in the US

TUTV: Hot Courtney Love/Hole punk turmoil.

Key single: Drain The Blood

Full album

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THE DISTILLERS: Bio – Discography

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