Is it just us, or did the past 15 years absolutely fly by? People who were born in 2000 are almost old enough to drive – just think about that for a moment and try not to run screaming into the night. Go on, try it, we’ll be right here waiting.

Time certainly flies when you’re having fun, even more so when you’ve got lots of great music to listen to, and boy have the last 15 years provided enough awesome tunes to pass the time in absolutely joyous and unforgettable fashion.

To distract ourselves from the grim realisation of just how short and fleeting life is, we’ve decided to take a look at some of our favourite albums from 2000 to 2014, a 15-year span of some absolute Aussie classics, essential to any collection.