For those who were in their youth or young adulthood in the 2000s, it was a magical time. It was the last decade when people didn't grow up completely enslaved to the trappings of the internet. Sure, you could maybe download the odd polyphonic ring tone, but that was your ten pound top up credit gone. The iPhone didn't come out until 2007 but the iPod had been knocking around since the turn of the century. Without streaming capability, however, you had to be somewhat selective as to what music you downloaded onto your device.
No doubt you had the classics, Youth & Young Manhood, Up The Bracket, Back To Black - timeless albums that will never not be regarded as so. But we're willing to hedge our bets, that some of your precious Sony Ericsson Walkman or iPod Mini space, was taken up by at least one of the following albums.
Now, you shouldn't feel ashamed for listening to, or even loving, these albums back in the day - they all contained some damn catchy jangles - but upon closer inspection, they really were the most overrated bodies of work of the decade. It's time to take off those rose tinted glasses and face the realties of these previously much loved records.
10. Inside In / Inside Out - The Kooks (2006)
For many, this album was the sound of their adolescence - whether they liked it or not. Naive and She Moves In Her Own Way, saturated radio station, indie playlist, and student-nights well into the 2010s. You might have tried to resist the pull of the jaunty choruses or infectiously dance inducing melodies, but after one too many WKDs, you'd be singing along with the rest.
Although The Kooks exploded onto the British indie scene with two huge single - encouraging every guy to grow out their hair - their debut album is a less than accomplished body of work. It's filled with tracks like Sofa Song, which follow that irritating indie fad of singing in a staccato fashion. Ooh La, might be the least offensive number on the album - but even that sounded like a Razorlight rip-off. You Don't Love Me, was one of many songs that borrowed, to the point of plagiarising, The Libertines. Although The Kooks weren't the only band to do this, they were the least subtle...
Perhaps the biggest annoyance about this record, is the fact the only good tunes are buried deep on the, excessively long 14 track listing...