Incubus – Morning View (The ’59) #263

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Incubus – Morning View (2001)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 43 – 2001.

Morning View was the fourth studio album from American rock band Incubus, released October 23, 2001 through Epic Records. A companion DVD, ‘The Morning View Sessions’, was released on May 29, 2004.

With the album producing the popular singles “Wish You Were Here” and “Nice to Know You,” Morning View generally achieved critical praise and went double-platinum, making it the band’s highest selling album

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Gorillaz (The ’59) #262

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Gorillaz (2001)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Today we’ve reached year 43 – 2001.

Gorillaz was the self-titled debut studio album by the British virtual band Gorillaz, released on 26 March 2001 by Parlophone Records internationally and by Virgin Records in the United States.

It includes the singles “Clint Eastwood”, “19-2000”, “Rock the House” and “Tomorrow Comes Today”.

It reached No.3 in the UK album charts, and was an unexpected hit in the US, hitting No.14 and earning the group an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records as the Most Successful Virtual Band.

The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen tales from urban bohemia (The ’59) #258

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The Dandy Warhols – Thirteen tales from urban bohemia (2000)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 42– 2000.

Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia was the third studio album by The Dandy Warhols, released on August 1, 2000, through Capitol Records.

It’s considered their breakthrough album, largely owing to the song “Bohemian Like You” being featured in a notable Vodafone advertisement. Four singles were released from the album: “Get Off”, “Bohemian Like You”, “Godless” and “Horse Pills” (the last in Australia only).

This was the band’s first album to feature their new drummer Brent DeBoer, Taylor-Taylor’s cousin, who joined the band following the departure of their original drummer Eric Hedford, during the tour of their previous studio album.

‘Bohemian like you’ was written by frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor after seeing a woman pull up in her car to the traffic lights outside his apartment. It reached No.5 in the UK top 40, largely due to its use in the said Vodofone ad.

U2 – All that you can’t leave behind (The ’59) #257

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U2 – All that you can’t leave behind (2000)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 42– 2000.

All That You Can’t Leave Behind was U2’s 10th studio album, produced by Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois and released on 30 October 2000 on Island Records in the United Kingdom and Interscope Records in the United States.

Following the mixed reception to their 1997 album, ‘Pop’, All That You Can’t Leave Behind represented a return to a more mainstream sound for the band after they experimented with alternative rock and dance music in the 1990s. At the time of the album’s release, U2 said on several occasions that they were

…reapplying for the job … [of] the best band in the world.

U2 brought back Eno and Lanois, who had produced three of the band’s previous albums. The album was originally named “U2000”, which had been a working title for their PopMart Tour. It included the singles “Beautiful Day”, “Walk On”, “Elevation”, and “Stuck in a Moment You Can’t Get Out Of”.

The album won seven Grammy Awards and is the only album to date to have multiple tracks win the Grammy Award for Record of the Year: “Beautiful Day” in 2001 and “Walk On” in 2002.

Coldplay – Parachutes (The ’59) #256

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Coldplay – Parachutes (2000)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Today sees the start of a new decade and a new century – year 42 – 2000.

Parachutes was Coldplay’s debut studio album, released on 10 July 2000 by Parlophone. The singles “Shiver”, “Yellow”, “Trouble”, and “Don’t Panic” all came from the album.

It was an immediate commercial success, quickly reaching the No.1 slot on the UK album charts and No.51 on the Billboard 200 in the US.

It won the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album in 2002, is the 19th best-selling album of the 21st century in the UK, and won the Best British Album award at the 2001 Brit Awards.

 

Muse – Showbiz (The ’59) #254

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Muse – Showbiz (1999)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 41 – 1999

Showbiz was the debut studio album from Muse, released on 4 October 1999 in the United Kingdom by Taste Media.

Recorded between April and May at RAK Studios and Sawmills Studio, respectively, the album was produced by John Leckie and Paul Reeve in conjunction with the band. Showbiz was a moderate commercial success, reaching number 29 on the UK Albums Chart.

Rage against the machine – The Battle of Los Angeles (The ’59) #253

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Rage against the machine – The battle of Los Angeles (1999)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 41 – 1999.

The Battle of Los Angeles was the third studio album by Rage Against the Machine, released on November 2, 1999 on Epic Records. It was nominated at the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album.

The album cover art was an original artwork by the LA Street Phantom aka Joey Krebs aka Joel Jaramillo, a well-known Los Angeles artist who has exhibited at numerous galleries in Los Angeles, New York City and throughout the United States.

‘The battle of Los Angeles’ got to No.23 on the UK album charts, and No. 1 on the US Billboard 200.