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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    the people's #1 & most listed
    Radiohead

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  2. 2
    + 304
    - 214


    Arcade Fire

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  3. 3
    + 321
    - 196


    Radiohead

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  4. 4
    + 269
    - 191


    The White Stripes

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  5. 5
    + 273
    - 206


    The Strokes

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  6. 6
    + 245
    - 211
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    + 208
    - 302

    often listed
    The White Stripes

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  8. 8
    + 184
    - 186


    Wilco

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  9. 9
    + 179
    - 156


    Amy Winehouse

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  10. 10
    + 143
    - 149


    Arcade Fire

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  11. 11
    + 198
    - 252

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Radiohead

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  12. 12
    + 188
    - 202


    Coldplay

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  13. 13
    + 215
    - 199

    added by galenandrews
    Green Day

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  14. 14
    + 171
    - 152


    The Flaming Lips

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  15. 15
    + 223
    - 192


    Queens of the Stone Age

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  16. 16
    + 154
    - 156

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    Gorillaz

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  17. 17
    + 96
    - 95


    Muse

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  18. 18
    + 115
    - 175

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Franz Ferdinand

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  19. 19
    + 107
    - 91

    added by but chickens double d
    Muse

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  20. 20
    + 568
    - 149

    ranked low on reranks
    Jackie Evancho

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  21. 21
    + 119
    - 107


    The White Stripes

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  22. 22
    + 86
    - 57


    System of a Down

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  23. 23
    + 118
    - 119


    Arcade Fire

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  24. 24
    + 137
    - 138


    Coldplay

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  25. 25
    + 172
    - 178


    Modest Mouse

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  26. 26
    + 441
    - 122
    Awakening is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

    ranked low on reranks & added by MikeWade
    Awakening Jackie Evancho

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    - 175


    Radiohead

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    + 202
    - 185

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    Eminem

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  29. 29
    + 453
    - 132

    ranked low on reranks
    Jackie Evancho

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  30. 30
    + 131
    - 201

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Beck Hansen

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  31. 31
    + 137
    - 145


    Sufjan Stevens

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    + 112
    - 90

    ranked low on reranks
    Queens of the Stone Age

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  33. 33
    + 97
    - 156

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    LCD Soundsystem

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  34. 34
    + 106
    - 134


    The Black Keys

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  35. 35
    + 108
    - 151

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    MGMT

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  36. 36
    + 126
    - 88

    ranked low on reranks
    Muse

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  37. 37
    + 101
    - 114


    Animal Collective

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  38. 38
    + 132
    - 149


    Vampire Weekend

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  39. 39
    + 122
    - 116


    The Black Keys

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    + 157
    - 81

    ranked low on reranks
    Radiohead

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    + 64
    - 77

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    PJ Harvey

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  42. 42
    + 65
    - 101

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Libertines

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  43. 43
    + 126
    - 80

    ranked low on reranks
    Modest Mouse

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    + 93
    - 54

    ranked low on reranks & added by sebbzor
    Fleet Foxes

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  45. 45
    + 154
    - 153

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  46. 46
    + 142
    - 91


    Gorillaz

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  47. 47
    + 151
    - 83


    Interpol

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  48. 48
    + 164
    - 175

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Daft Punk

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  49. 49
    + 171
    - 127

    ranked low on reranks
    Outkast

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  50. 50
    + 148
    - 163

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arctic Monkeys

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