The Best Albums of the 2000s

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List Criteria: Only albums released between Jan. 2000 and Dec. 2009

List of the best albums of the 2000s decade, voted on and ranked by fans and critics. This list includes the greatest albums released between January 2000 and December 2009. Despite the rising popularity of song singles and accessibility through iTunes and other mp3 formats, the titles listed prove that the in the 00s, the album was as strong and creative as ever. This list contains the best 00s albums from all genres, from hip hop to pop to indie rock to metal. Vote for your favorites to move them up the list, or press "rerank" to create your own personalized order that will impact this ultimate list.
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    - 209

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Radiohead

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  2. 2
    + 296
    - 206


    Arcade Fire

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  3. 3
    + 315
    - 188


    Radiohead

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  4. 4
    + 261
    - 187


    The White Stripes

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  5. 5
    + 264
    - 200


    The Strokes

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  6. 6
    + 237
    - 206
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  7. 7
    + 181
    - 179


    Wilco

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  8. 8
    + 202
    - 298

    often listed
    The White Stripes

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  9. 9
    + 140
    - 143


    Arcade Fire

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  10. 10
    + 170
    - 152


    Amy Winehouse

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  11. 11
    + 195
    - 246

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Radiohead

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  12. 12
    + 185
    - 192


    Coldplay

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  13. 13
    + 167
    - 146


    The Flaming Lips

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  14. 14
    + 206
    - 192

    added by galenandrews
    Green Day

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  15. 15
    + 217
    - 182


    Queens of the Stone Age

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  16. 16
    + 559
    - 140

    ranked low on reranks
    Jackie Evancho

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  17. 17
    + 145
    - 148

    added by but chickens double d
    Gorillaz

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  18. 18
    + 90
    - 85


    Muse

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  19. 19
    + 108
    - 108


    Arcade Fire

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  20. 20
    + 163
    - 164


    Radiohead

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  21. 21
    + 165
    - 167


    Modest Mouse

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  22. 22
    + 196
    - 173

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    Eminem

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  23. 23
    + 108
    - 165


    Franz Ferdinand

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  24. 24
    + 105
    - 139


    MGMT

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  25. 25
    + 125
    - 188

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Beck Hansen

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  26. 26
    + 92
    - 145

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    LCD Soundsystem

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  27. 27
    + 99
    - 105

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Animal Collective

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  28. 28
    + 432
    - 116
    Awakening is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

    ranked low on reranks & added by MikeWade
    Awakening Jackie Evancho

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    + 130
    - 135

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Sufjan Stevens

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  30. 30
    + 103
    - 81

    ranked low on reranks & added by but chickens double d
    Muse

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  31. 31
    + 444
    - 123

    ranked low on reranks
    Jackie Evancho

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  32. 32
    + 103
    - 131

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Black Keys

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  33. 33
    + 127
    - 146


    Vampire Weekend

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  34. 34
    + 81
    - 51

    ranked low on reranks
    System of a Down

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  35. 35
    + 113
    - 103


    The White Stripes

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  36. 36
    + 133
    - 130


    Coldplay

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  37. 37
    + 61
    - 73

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    PJ Harvey

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  38. 38
    + 116
    - 115


    The Black Keys

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  39. 39
    + 151
    - 147

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  40. 40
    + 60
    - 98

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Libertines

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  41. 41
    + 120
    - 76

    ranked low on reranks
    Modest Mouse

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  42. 42
    + 89
    - 51

    ranked low on reranks & added by sebbzor
    Fleet Foxes

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  43. 43
    + 138
    - 88

    ranked low on reranks
    Gorillaz

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  44. 44
    + 160
    - 171

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Daft Punk

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  45. 45
    + 107
    - 85


    Queens of the Stone Age

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  46. 46
    + 167
    - 124


    Outkast

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  47. 47
    + 144
    - 160

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arctic Monkeys

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  48. 48
    + 143
    - 79

    ranked low on reranks
    Interpol

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  49. 49
    + 123
    - 84


    Muse

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  50. 50
    + 101
    - 68


    Death Cab for Cutie

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