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The Best Albums of the 2000s

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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  1. 1
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    Radiohead More
    86
  2. 2
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    Arcade Fire More
    85
  3. 3
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    most listed
    In Rainbows

    Radiohead More
    85
  4. 4
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    The White Stripes More
    84
  5. 5
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    The Strokes More
    80
  6. 6
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    ranked low on reranks
    Elephant

    The White Stripes More
    79
  7. 7
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Hail to the Thief

    Radiohead More
    75
  8. 8
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    Beck Hansen More
    71
  9. 9
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    The Flaming Lips More
    71
  10. 10
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    Queens of the Stone Age More
    69
  11. 11
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    Wilco More
    68
  12. 12
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    Arctic Monkeys More
    62
  13. 13
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Third

    Portishead More
    62
  14. 14
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    ranked low on reranks
    Stankonia

    OutKast More
    62
  15. 15
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    Vampire Weekend More
    61
  16. 16
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    De‐Loused in the Comatorium

    The Mars Volta More
    61
  17. 17
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Favourite Worst Nightmare

    Arctic Monkeys More
    61
  18. 18
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Alice

    Tom Waits More
    60
  19. 19
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    ranked low on reranks
    All That You Can't Leave Behind

    U2 More
    59
  20. 20
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    ranked low on reranks
    Discovery

    Daft Punk More
    59
  21. 21
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    Modest Mouse More
    59
  22. 22
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Sound of Silver

    LCD Soundsystem More
    59
  23. 23
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    MGMT More
    56
  24. 24
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    Johnny Cash More
    56
  25. 25
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Up the Bracket

    The Libertines More
    56
  26. 26
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    ranked low on reranks
    Illinois

    Sufjan Stevens More
    56
  27. 27
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Neon Bible

    Arcade Fire More
    54
  28. 28
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    Radiohead More
    54
  29. 29
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    ranked low on reranks
    Guero

    Beck Hansen More
    53
  30. 30
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Room on Fire

    The Strokes More
    53
  31. 31
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    ranked low on reranks
    Stadium Arcadium

    Red Hot Chili Peppers More
    53
  32. 32
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    Animal Collective More
    52
  33. 33
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    Coldplay More
    52
  34. 34
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    PJ Harvey More
    52
  35. 35
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    Amy Winehouse More
    52
  36. 36
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    Johnny Cash More
    52
  37. 37
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    Modest Mouse More
    51
  38. 38
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    The Black Keys More
    51
  39. 39
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    The White Stripes More
    51
  40. 40
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Heartbreaker

    Ryan Adams More
    51
  41. 41
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    The Black Keys More
    50
  42. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    The Bedlam in Goliath

    The Mars Volta More
    50
  43. 43
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    Elliott Smith More
    50
  44. 44
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    Down 18
    Queens of the Stone Age More
    50
  45. 45
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    Coldplay More
    50
  46. 46
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    Interpol More
    50
  47. 47
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    Tool More
    50
  48. 48
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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs More
    49
  49. 49
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    Broken Social Scene More
    49
  50. 50
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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs More
    49
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