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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
448 259
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
343 263
Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Funeral Arcade Fire

3
373 236
In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
In Rainbows Radiohead

4
315 228
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Elephant The White Stripes

5
312 242
Is This It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Is This It The Strokes

6
273 253
Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

7
238 329
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

8
217 191
Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Back to Black Amy Winehouse

9
274 240
American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
galenandrews added American Idiot Green Day

10
206 221
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

11
228 286
Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hail to the Thief Radiohead

12
216 248
A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

13
161 189
Neon Bible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Neon Bible Arcade Fire

14
261 213
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
190 189
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
198 186
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
251 218
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
123 130
Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

19
161 183
Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

20
116 144
Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

21
108 198
Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

22
144 193
Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

23
630 179
Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

24
133 252
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

25
132 201
Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

26
503 154
Awakening is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
MikeWade added Awakening Jackie Evancho

27
515 160
Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

28
196 233
Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

29
136 158
Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

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

30
123 114
Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

31
198 235
Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

32
157 185
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Illinois Sufjan Stevens

33
129 117
Rated R is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

34
178 165
Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

35
115 162
Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

36
136 160
Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Black Holes and Revelations Muse

37
136 168
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

38
211 113
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
OK Computer Radiohead

39
136 134
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Brothers The Black Keys

40
149 117
Absolution is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

41
111 82
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
sebbzor added Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

42
203 138
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stankonia Outkast

43
146 219
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
170 105
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Gorillaz Gorillaz

45
182 188
Discovery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Discovery Daft Punk

46
73 93
Stories From the City, Stories... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

47
69 115
Up the Bracket is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Up the Bracket The Libertines

48
142 94
The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

49
174 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