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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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    Arcade Fire More
    92
  2. 2
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    most listed
    In Rainbows

    Radiohead More
    88
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    Kid A

    Radiohead More
    88
  4. 4
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    The Strokes More
    86
  5. 5
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    ranked low on reranks
    Elephant

    The White Stripes More
    86
  6. 6
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    The White Stripes More
    85
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    Hail to the Thief

    Radiohead More
    78
  8. 8
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    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

    Wilco More
    75
  9. 9
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    Songs for the Deaf

    Queens of the Stone Age More
    74
  10. 10
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    Favourite Worst Nightmare

    Arctic Monkeys More
    73
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    Discovery

    Daft Punk More
    72
  12. 12
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    OutKast More
    70
  13. 13
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    Arctic Monkeys More
    68
  14. 14
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    U2 More
    68
  15. 15
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    Beck Hansen More
    66
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    Alice

    Tom Waits More
    66
  17. 17
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    controversial
    Vampire Weekend

    Vampire Weekend More
    66
  18. 18
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    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    The Flaming Lips More
    65
  19. 19
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    Modest Mouse More
    64
  20. 20
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    MGMT More
    63
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    Third

    Portishead More
    62
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    American V: A Hundred Highways

    Johnny Cash More
    61
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    controversial
    Up the Bracket

    The Libertines More
    61
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    Sound of Silver

    LCD Soundsystem More
    61
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    Illinois

    Sufjan Stevens More
    60
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    De‐Loused in the Comatorium

    The Mars Volta More
    60
  27. 27
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    often listed
    Room on Fire

    The Strokes More
    60
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    Fever to Tell

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs More
    58
  29. 29
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    American Idiot

    Green Day More
    58
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    Back to Black

    Amy Winehouse More
    58
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    Muse More
    57
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    U2 More
    57
  33. 33
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    Modest Mouse More
    57
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    Interpol More
    56
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Neon Bible

    Arcade Fire More
    56
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    Merriweather Post Pavilion

    Animal Collective More
    54
  37. 37
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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs More
    54
  38. 38
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    Heartbreaker

    Ryan Adams More
    53
  39. 39
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    Get Behind Me Satan

    The White Stripes More
    53
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    Guero

    Beck Hansen More
    53
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    PJ Harvey More
    52
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    Figure 8

    Elliott Smith More
    51
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    Death Cab for Cutie More
    51
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    The Bedlam in Goliath

    The Mars Volta More
    51
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    De Stijl

    The White Stripes More
    51
  46. 46
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    Fabulous Muscles

    Xiu Xiu More
    51
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    Z

    My Morning Jacket More
    50
  48. 48
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    I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

    Bright Eyes More
    50
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    Attack & Release

    The Black Keys More
    50
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    For Emma, Forever Ago

    Bon Iver More
    50
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