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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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459 264
Kid A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Kid A Radiohead

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2
347 269
Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Funeral Arcade Fire

3
385 238
In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
In Rainbows Radiohead

4
322 234
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Elephant The White Stripes

5
317 243
Is This It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Is This It The Strokes

6
277 253
Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

7
241 331
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

8
220 191
Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Back to Black Amy Winehouse

9
281 243
American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
galenandrews added American Idiot Green Day

10
208 222
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

11
235 287
Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hail to the Thief Radiohead

12
218 249
A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

13
162 189
Neon Bible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Neon Bible Arcade Fire

14
267 214
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

15
194 189
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 Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

16
205 189
Demon Days is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Demon Days Gorillaz

17
256 220
The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem

18
127 130
Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

19
163 183
Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

20
117 144
Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

21
110 198
Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

22
138 255
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

23
635 180
Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

24
145 198
Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

25
137 206
Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

26
162 189
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Illinois Sufjan Stevens

27
141 164
Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Black Holes and Revelations Muse

28
182 167
Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

29
200 237
Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

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30
134 121
Rated R is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

31
202 239
Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

32
520 160
Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

33
508 155
Awakening is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
MikeWade added Awakening Jackie Evancho

34
138 162
Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

35
152 118
Absolution is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

36
117 166
Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

37
138 135
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Brothers The Black Keys

38
137 169
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

39
216 115
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
OK Computer Radiohead

40
148 219
Sea Change is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sea Change Beck Hansen

41
126 119
Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

42
115 85
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
sebbzor added Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

43
205 141
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stankonia Outkast

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44
173 108
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Gorillaz Gorillaz

45
73 93
Stories From the City, Stories... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

46
183 190
Discovery is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Discovery Daft Punk

47
69 115
Up the Bracket is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Up the Bracket The Libertines

48
143 94
The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

49
178 98
Turn On the Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

50
162 183
Favourite Worst Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys