Each year in music, one album stands out from the crowd as the most critically acclaimed work of the year.
Since the turn of the new century, review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the years’ most well-received albums, by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.
We selected the top album from each year, starting with 2000 (and including the best album of 2017 so far). The resulting list includes appearances from great artists like Kendrick Lamar, Bob Dylan, and Kanye West, as well as a few lesser-known but incredible LPs.
Check out the best album of each year in the new century so far:
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Oasis hit has become something of an anthem for the resilience shown following the Manchester terror attack
Noel Gallagher has reportedly donated royalties from classic Oasis track ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’ to help the families of those killed and affected by the Manchester terror attack.
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It’s easy to assume that travelers need to trek to Thailand or some undiscovered South American waterfall to find the perfect swimming hole. But, many of the world’s most stunning lagoons are located right in the Lower 48. Here are five of the most jaw-dropping swimming holes in the contiguous United States.
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Every time you travel, your goal should be to craft the experience of a lifetime. This is especially true in the world of ecotourism, where the nature of a location carries more importance than the hotel or the nightlife around it. Your goal as an eco-traveler is to discover the nature of this world in a way you have yet to experience, and it is our aim to guide you along that path. From the rain forests of Costa Rica to the icy shores of Antarctica, these seven ecotourism destinations could make for the vacation of a lifetime. If you’re ready to travel off the beaten path, join us to explore the beauty below…
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Back in 1870, Jules Verne’s book about an electric submarine traveling 20,000 leagues under the sea was first published.
90 years later in 1960, those electric submarines were finally invented.
It’s a classic question of prediction vs. influence — how can you really say a book predicted the future if it didn’t in some way inspire the discovery?
Printerinks.com created a fantastic infographic that tried to answer this question. It shows the timeline of seemingly precognitive books, as well as the actual discoveries they predicted.
From “Gulliver’s Travels” to “1984,” these are the 24 books that forecasted the future.
On the night of 29 September 1994, seven-year-old Nicholas Green was fatally shot during a family holiday in southern Italy. The death was a tragedy for his parents Reg and Maggie, but their decision to donate his organs caused organ donation rates in Italy to triple in a decade – a result dubbed the “Nicholas effect”.
“The first time I sensed danger was when a dark car came up close behind us and stayed there for a few moments,” says Reg Green, who is remembering the night his son was inexplicably shot by strangers in southern Italy. “Shortly after, this car began to overtake. I relaxed, thinking there was nothing wrong after all.”
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