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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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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 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

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+ - 339 257
Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Funeral Arcade Fire

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+ - 367 229
In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
In Rainbows Radiohead

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+ - 310 223
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Elephant The White Stripes

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+ - 308 237
Is This It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Is This It The Strokes

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+ - 268 246
Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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+ - 234 326
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

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+ - 209 186
Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Back to Black Amy Winehouse

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+ - 267 233
American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
American Idiot Green Day

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+ - 203 215
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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+ - 222 281
Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hail to the Thief Radiohead

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+ - 211 240
A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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+ - 158 182
Neon Bible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Neon Bible Arcade Fire

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+ - 257 210
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

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+ - 187 182
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 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Demon Days is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Demon Days Gorillaz

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+ - 242 212
The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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+ - 118 124
Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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+ - 156 174
Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

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+ - 618 172
Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

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+ - 142 180
Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

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+ - 105 189
Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

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+ - 131 234
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

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+ - 491 148
Awakening is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Awakening Jackie Evancho

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+ - 503 155
Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

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+ - 133 147
Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

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+ - 129 189
Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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+ - 206 106
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
OK Computer Radiohead

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+ - 132 148
Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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

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

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+ - 147 110
Absolution is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

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+ - 191 220
Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

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+ - 134 158
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

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+ - 117 105
Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

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+ - 109 77
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

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+ - 154 180
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Illinois Sufjan Stevens

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+ - 113 157
Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

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+ - 114 139
Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

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+ - 125 114
Rated R is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

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+ - 134 131
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Brothers The Black Keys

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+ - 173 163
Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

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+ - 195 134
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stankonia Outkast

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+ - 164 103
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Gorillaz Gorillaz

The Greatest Albums of All Time The Best Stacy's Pita Chips Flavors of All Time

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+ - 179 183
Discovery is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Discovery Daft Punk

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+ - 142 215
Sea Change is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sea Change Beck Hansen

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+ - 139 91
The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

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+ - 171 94
Turn On the Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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+ - 70 90
Stories From the City, Stories... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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+ - 67 111
Up the Bracket is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Up the Bracket The Libertines

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+ - 125 85
Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Lateralus Tool