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UKNY for March 17

Florence and the Machine's Flo Welch (photo by Lillie Eiger, PR)

Florence and the Machine's Flo Welch (photo by Lillie Eiger, PR)


We're in the thick of 2019 — it's nearly spring — and on "UKNY" tonight at 11, a look back at some notable albums that are marking their 10th anniversary this year. 

It's hard to believe that just ten years ago, in March, an energized President Barack Obama had just been inaugurated into office in January, the world was reeling in the throes of the financial crisis, and you could still buy floppy disks for your computer.

It was also the year of big debuts, like Florence and the Machine's Lungs and The xx's Mercury Prize-winning xx. French pop maestros Phoenix had their long-deserved breakthrough with the effervescent Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix. Other albums from La Roux, Wild Beasts, Bat for Lashes, Mos Def, and Camera Obscura also lifted spirits during a tough year, when economic uncertainty reigned.

So step back a decade on tonight's UKNY — and catch up to the hour any time you'd like on demand in the Weekend Archives, for up to two weeks.

1. Camera Obscura, “French Navy,” My Maudlin Career
2. Florence + the Machine, “Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up), Lungs
3. The Horrors, “Do You Remember,” Primary Colours
4. (Versailles, France) Phoenix, “Lisztomania,” Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
5. La Roux, “Bulletproof,” La Roux
6. Micachu & the Shapes, “Calculator,” Jewellery
7. (Brooklyn, NY) Mos Def, “Quiet Dog Bite Hard,” The Ecstatic
8. Bat for Lashes, “Pearl’s Dream,” Two Suns
9. Wild Beasts, “Hooting & Howling,” Two Dancers
10. Tinariwen, “Imazhegan N Adagh, “ Imidiwan: Companions
11. Doves, “Kingdom of Rust,” Kingdom of Rust
12. The xx, “VCR,” xx
13. God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch with Catherine Ireton and Anna Miles), “If You Could Speak,” God Help the Girl
14. Noah and the Whale, “Instrumental 1,” The First Day of Spring
15. Noah and the Whale, “Love of an Orchestra,” The First Day of Spring