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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.
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1
446 258
Kid A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Kid A Radiohead

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s The Greatest Heavy Metal Bands

2
341 263
Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Funeral Arcade Fire

3
372 235
In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
In Rainbows Radiohead

4
313 228
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Elephant The White Stripes

5
310 242
Is This It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Is This It The Strokes

6
271 253
Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

7
236 329
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

8
216 191
Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Back to Black Amy Winehouse

9
273 239
American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
galenandrews added American Idiot Green Day

10
204 221
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

11
226 285
Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hail to the Thief Radiohead

12
215 247
A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

13
159 189
Neon Bible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Neon Bible Arcade Fire

14
260 213
Songs for the Deaf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Songs for the Deaf Queens of the Stone Age

15
189 189
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2000s The 36 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

16
197 185
Demon Days is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Demon Days Gorillaz

17
249 217
The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem

18
122 129
Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

19
160 182
Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

20
115 144
Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

21
106 198
Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

22
630 178
Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

23
142 192
Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

24
132 252
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

25
503 153
Awakening is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
MikeWade added Awakening Jackie Evancho

26
515 159
Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

27
195 232
Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

28
136 158
Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

29
123 114
Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2000s 19 Everyday Things That Are Making You Dumber

30
198 235
Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

31
130 201
Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

32
178 165
Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

33
135 159
Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Black Holes and Revelations Muse

34
210 112
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
OK Computer Radiohead

35
114 162
Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

36
135 167
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

37
155 185
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Illinois Sufjan Stevens

38
149 117
Absolution is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

39
127 117
Rated R is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

40
135 134
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Brothers The Black Keys

41
110 82
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
sebbzor added Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

42
201 137
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stankonia Outkast

43
144 219
Sea Change is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sea Change Beck Hansen

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44
168 105
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Gorillaz Gorillaz

45
180 187
Discovery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Discovery Daft Punk

46
72 93
Stories From the City, Stories... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

47
141 94
The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

48
67 115
Up the Bracket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Up the Bracket The Libertines

49
172 98
Turn On the Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

50
130 89
Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Lateralus Tool