18 albums that turn 18 in 2018

These Y2K babies are about to become adults.

December 21, 2017

Besides known as year of Nü-Metal, Beyblades, and reality TV, the year 2000 was also a banner year for music: Prince became Prince again, The Smashing Pumpkins played their final shows, and a certain drummer’s lawsuit against a blue-and-white cat would signal the beginning of a widespread revolution in the industry. Not to mention, of course, multiple classic albums were released, from everyone from Madonna, Radiohead, and The Artist Formerly Known As Marshall Mathers.

Take a look back at some of the most seminal, now-legal-age albums released in 2000, and remember a simpler, pre-streaming time, when a label-signed artist could reasonably expect to do numbers in the millions just because they had a hit.

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