The Best Albums of the 2000s

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List Criteria: Only albums released between Jan. 2000 and Dec. 2009

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

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    Kid A Radiohead

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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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    The Strokes

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    Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Hail to the Thief Radiohead

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    The White Stripes

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    Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not Arctic Monkeys

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    Wilco

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    Arcade Fire

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    Songs for the Deaf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Queens of the Stone Age

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    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots The Flaming Lips

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    A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    A Rush of Blood to the Head Coldplay

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    American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    American Idiot Green Day

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    Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Back to Black Amy Winehouse

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    The Black Keys

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    Demon Days is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Demon Days Gorillaz

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    LCD Soundsystem

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

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    Sea Change Beck Hansen

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

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    Amnesiac Radiohead

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    The Black Keys

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    Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Good News for People Who Love Bad News Modest Mouse

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

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    Awakening Jackie Evancho

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

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    Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

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    Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

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    The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    The Suburbs Arcade Fire

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    Favourite Worst Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys

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    Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

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


    Discovery Daft Punk

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    The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem

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    Vampire Weekend

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    Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Black Holes and Revelations Muse

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


    Illinois Sufjan Stevens

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    Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Oracular Spectacular MGMT

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    Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

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

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    Origin of Symmetry Muse

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    Absolution is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Absolution Muse

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


    OK Computer Radiohead

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


    Gorillaz Gorillaz

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


    Stankonia Outkast

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


    Transatlanticism Death Cab for Cutie

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    Animal Collective

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    Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

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    Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Parachutes Coldplay

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    Room on Fire is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s


    Room on Fire The Strokes

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    Third is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Portishead

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

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    Up the Bracket The Libertines

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    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

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    Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

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    Turn On the Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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    Turn On the Bright Lights Interpol

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