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The Best Albums of the 2000s

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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.

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

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  1. 1
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    The White Stripes More
    86
  2. 2
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    In Rainbows

    Radiohead More
    85
  3. 3
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    Radiohead More
    85
  4. 4
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    Arcade Fire More
    85
  5. 5
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    The Strokes More
    84
  6. 6
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    Elephant

    The White Stripes More
    80
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    Hail to the Thief

    Radiohead More
    77
  8. 8
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    Beck Hansen More
    74
  9. 9
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    The Flaming Lips More
    74
  10. 10
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    Queens of the Stone Age More
    73
  11. 11
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    Wilco More
    72
  12. 12
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    OutKast More
    67
  13. 13
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    Arctic Monkeys More
    67
  14. 14
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    Arctic Monkeys More
    67
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    American Idiot

    Green Day More
    67
  16. 16
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    U2 More
    66
  17. 17
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    Tom Waits More
    64
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    De‐Loused in the Comatorium

    The Mars Volta More
    64
  19. 19
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    Vampire Weekend More
    63
  20. 20
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    Discovery

    Daft Punk More
    63
  21. 21
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    Third

    Portishead More
    63
  22. 22
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    MGMT More
    62
  23. 23
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    Modest Mouse More
    61
  24. 24
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    Johnny Cash More
    60
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    Illinois

    Sufjan Stevens More
    60
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    Sound of Silver

    LCD Soundsystem More
    60
  27. 27
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    The Libertines More
    60
  28. 28
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    Red Hot Chili Peppers More
    59
  29. 29
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    Guero

    Beck Hansen More
    58
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    Amnesiac

    Radiohead More
    58
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    Room on Fire

    The Strokes More
    57
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    Neon Bible

    Arcade Fire More
    57
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    The Black Keys More
    56
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    Back to Black

    Amy Winehouse More
    56
  35. 35
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    Animal Collective More
    56
  36. 36
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    Modest Mouse More
    56
  37. 37
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    Johnny Cash More
    55
  38. 38
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    Coldplay More
    55
  39. 39
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    Interpol More
    55
  40. 40
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    PJ Harvey More
    55
  41. 41
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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs More
    54
  42. 42
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    The Mars Volta More
    54
  43. 43
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    The Black Keys More
    54
  44. 44
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    Ryan Adams More
    53
  45. 45
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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs More
    53
  46. 46
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    Muse More
    53
  47. 47
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    Broken Social Scene More
    53
  48. 48
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    Gorillaz More
    53
  49. 49
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    Tool More
    53
  50. 50
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    Queens of the Stone Age More
    53
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