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The Best Albums of the 2000s 

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List Rules 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
By Radiohead (2000); Tracks: Morning Bell, Kid A & Optimistic
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In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Radiohead (2007); Tracks: Nude, Jigsaw Falling Into Place & House of Cards
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Elephant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By The White Stripes (2003); Tracks: Ball and Biscuit, Well It’s True That We Love One Another & There’s No Home for You Here
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American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
galenandrews added By Green Day (2004); Tracks: Are We the Waiting, Holiday / Boulevard of Broken Dreams & Holiday
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Is This It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By The Strokes (2001); Tracks: Trying Your Luck, When It Started & Last Nite
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Funeral is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Arcade Fire (2004); Tracks: Wake Up, Haïti & Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
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Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Amy Winehouse (2006); Tracks: Tears Dry on Their Own, He Can Only Hold Her & Back to Black
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Turn On the Bright Light... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Interpol (2002); Tracks: Untitled, Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down & Leif Erikson
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The Moon & Antarctic... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Modest Mouse (2000); Tracks: Gravity Rides Everything, The Stars Are Projectors & Wild Packs of Family Dogs
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Songs for the Deaf is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Queens of the Stone Age (2002); Tracks: You Think I Ain’t Worth a Dollar, but I Feel Like a Millionaire & First It Giveth
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Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Tool (2001); Tracks: Schism, Faaip de Oiad & The Grudge
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Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By System of a Down (2001); Tracks: Science, Forest & Bounce
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Discovery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Daft Punk (2001); Tracks: Too Long, Harder & Better
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Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Red Hot Chili Peppers (2006); Tracks: Turn It Again, Warlocks & She Looks to Me
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Room on Fire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By The Strokes (2003); Tracks: Under Control, What Ever Happened? & I Can’t Win
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Whatever People Say I Am... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Arctic Monkeys (2006); Tracks: I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, Riot Van & Fake Tales of San Francisco
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Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Radiohead (2001); Tracks: You and Whose Army? (live), Morning Bell/Amnesiac & Morning Bell/Amnesiac
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Renegades is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Rage Against the Machine (2000); Tracks: Pistol Grip Pump, Street Fighting Man & Kick Out the Jams
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Echoes, Silence, Patienc... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Foo Fighters (2007); Tracks: Long Road to Ruin, Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners & Stranger Things Have Happened
20
Demon Days is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added By Gorillaz (2005); Tracks: All Alone, November Has Come & Demon Days
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White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By The White Stripes (2001); Tracks: Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground, Offend in Every Way & I Think I Smell a Rat
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Good News for People Who... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Modest Mouse (2004); Tracks: Dig Your Grave, Bukowski & Satin in a Coffin
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With Teeth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Nine Inch Nails (2005); Tracks: You Know What You Are?, All the Love in the World & With Teeth
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American IV: The Man Com... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By Johnny Cash (2002); Tracks: Tear Stained Letter, In My Life & We’ll Meet Again
25
Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
By The White Stripes (2005); Tracks: Though I Hear You Calling, I Will Not Answer & The Denial Twist