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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 The Greatest Live Bands of All Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

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Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

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Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

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Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

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Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

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Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

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

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Awakening is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Awakening Jackie Evancho

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2000s People You Shouldn't Bother Tipping

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Illinois is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Illinois Sufjan Stevens

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Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

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Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

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

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Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

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Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

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Absolution is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

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Rated R is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

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Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

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

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Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

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Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Gorillaz Gorillaz

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

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Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Best Rappers of the 2000s The Greatest Former Child Stars

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The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

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

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

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Discovery is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Discovery Daft Punk

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

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

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