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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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    Funeral

    Arcade Fire More
    89
  2. 2
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    most listed
    In Rainbows

    Radiohead More
    87
  3. 3
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    the people's #1
    Kid A

    Radiohead More
    85
  4. 4
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    White Blood Cells

    The White Stripes More
    84
  5. 5
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    The Strokes More
    84
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    Elephant

    The White Stripes More
    83
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    Hail to the Thief

    Radiohead More
    78
  8. 8
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    Wilco More
    75
  9. 9
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    Favourite Worst Nightmare

    Arctic Monkeys More
    73
  10. 10
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    Songs for the Deaf

    Queens of the Stone Age More
    73
  11. 11
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    Discovery

    Daft Punk More
    71
  12. 12
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    Arctic Monkeys More
    69
  13. 13
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    OutKast More
    67
  14. 14
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    Vampire Weekend

    Vampire Weekend More
    67
  15. 15
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    Third

    Portishead More
    66
  16. 16
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    U2 More
    66
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    Alice

    Tom Waits More
    66
  18. 18
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    Sea Change

    Beck Hansen More
    65
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    Oracular Spectacular

    MGMT More
    64
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    Sound of Silver

    LCD Soundsystem More
    64
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    Up the Bracket

    The Libertines More
    63
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    Modest Mouse More
    63
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    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

    The Flaming Lips More
    63
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    De‐Loused in the Comatorium

    The Mars Volta More
    63
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    Room on Fire

    The Strokes More
    63
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    Johnny Cash More
    61
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    Illinois

    Sufjan Stevens More
    60
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    Fever to Tell

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs More
    59
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    U2 More
    59
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    Neon Bible

    Arcade Fire More
    58
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    Back to Black

    Amy Winehouse More
    58
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    Modest Mouse More
    57
  33. 33
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    Turn on the Bright Lights

    Interpol More
    57
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    Muse More
    57
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    American Idiot

    Green Day More
    56
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    often listed
    Heartbreaker

    Ryan Adams More
    56
  37. 37
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    The Bedlam in Goliath

    The Mars Volta More
    56
  38. 38
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    Merriweather Post Pavilion

    Animal Collective More
    56
  39. 39
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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs More
    55
  40. 40
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    Get Behind Me Satan

    The White Stripes More
    54
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    Z

    My Morning Jacket More
    53
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    PJ Harvey More
    53
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    Death Cab for Cutie More
    53
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    Figure 8

    Elliott Smith More
    53
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    No More Shall We Part

    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds More
    53
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    Xiu Xiu More
    52
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    Amnesiac

    Radiohead More
    52
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    I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

    Bright Eyes More
    52
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    Silent Shout

    The Knife More
    52
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    Iron & Wine More
    52
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