Label: XL Recordings
Key Track: "Loud Pipes"

"Ratatatat-tatatat like that and I never hesitate to put a..." OK, not quite Dr. Dre, but Ratatat's guitar-synth attack did sound a lot like pop beats from rap's Golden Era thrown into a indie rock/electronica spin cycle. The effect was totally unique, and totally of a piece with the decade's genre-bending ethos.

YOU AUGHTA KNOW:
Parts of this album were recorded in a home owned by Bjork in Upstate New York.