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
    + 282
    - 195


    Arcade Fire

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  3. 3
    + 297
    - 177


    Radiohead

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  4. 4
    + 249
    - 176


    The White Stripes

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  5. 5
    + 253
    - 190


    The Strokes

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  6. 6
    + 226
    - 196
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  7. 7
    + 174
    - 168


    Wilco

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  8. 8
    + 193
    - 292

    often listed
    The White Stripes

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  9. 9
    + 129
    - 136


    Arcade Fire

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  10. 10
    + 184
    - 238

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Radiohead

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  11. 11
    + 155
    - 144


    Amy Winehouse

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  12. 12
    + 175
    - 182


    Coldplay

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  13. 13
    + 159
    - 139


    The Flaming Lips

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  14. 14
    + 196
    - 180

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    Green Day

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  15. 15
    + 206
    - 173

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Queens of the Stone Age

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  16. 16
    + 526
    - 128

    ranked low on reranks
    Jackie Evancho

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  17. 17
    + 428
    - 105
    Awakening is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

    ranked low on reranks & added by MikeWade
    Awakening Jackie Evancho

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    - 137

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    Gorillaz

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    + 440
    - 113

    ranked low on reranks
    Jackie Evancho

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  20. 20
    + 102
    - 157

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Franz Ferdinand

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  21. 21
    + 157
    - 161


    Modest Mouse

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  22. 22
    + 121
    - 182

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Beck Hansen

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  23. 23
    + 101
    - 123


    The Black Keys

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  24. 24
    + 151
    - 157


    Radiohead

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  25. 25
    + 97
    - 101


    Arcade Fire

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    - 161

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    Eminem

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  27. 27
    + 125
    - 129


    Sufjan Stevens

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  28. 28
    + 93
    - 99


    Animal Collective

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    + 88
    - 141

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    LCD Soundsystem

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    + 97
    - 134

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    MGMT

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  31. 31
    + 78
    - 82


    Muse

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  32. 32
    + 94
    - 77

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

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  33. 33
    + 122
    - 140


    Vampire Weekend

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  34. 34
    + 109
    - 99


    The White Stripes

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    + 73
    - 46

    ranked low on reranks
    System of a Down

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  36. 36
    + 112
    - 109


    The Black Keys

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  37. 37
    + 127
    - 124


    Coldplay

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    + 56
    - 68

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    PJ Harvey

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    + 57
    - 94

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    The Libertines

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  40. 40
    + 84
    - 47

    ranked low on reranks & added by sebbzor
    Fleet Foxes

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    + 115
    - 73

    ranked low on reranks
    Modest Mouse

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  42. 42
    + 140
    - 142


    Red Hot Chili Peppers

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  43. 43
    + 103
    - 80


    Queens of the Stone Age

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  44. 44
    + 129
    - 85


    Gorillaz

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  45. 45
    + 152
    - 168

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Daft Punk

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  46. 46
    + 139
    - 157

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Arctic Monkeys

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  47. 47
    + 136
    - 77

    ranked low on reranks
    Interpol

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  48. 48
    + 158
    - 121


    Outkast

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  49. 49
    + 116
    - 81


    Muse

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  50. 50
    + 95
    - 63


    Death Cab for Cutie

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