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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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1
484 278
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 Best Genres of Music

2
361 288
Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Funeral Arcade Fire

3
406 258
In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
In Rainbows Radiohead

4
337 248
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Elephant The White Stripes

5
333 254
Is This It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Is This It The Strokes

6
289 268
Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

7
253 346
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

8
231 205
Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Back to Black Amy Winehouse

9
300 265
American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
galenandrews added American Idiot Green Day

10
249 301
Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hail to the Thief Radiohead

11
217 239
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

12
233 265
A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

13
173 199
Neon Bible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Neon Bible Arcade Fire

14
281 224
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
226 196
Demon Days is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Demon Days Gorillaz

The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2000s The Worst Albums by Great Bands

16
201 203
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

17
282 227
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
136 143
Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

19
172 197
Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

20
119 207
Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

21
123 154
Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

22
146 269
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

23
646 193
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
154 218
Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

25
149 222
Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

26
138 130
Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

27
211 252
Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

28
210 252
Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

29
148 146
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Brothers The Black Keys

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2000s The Top Expenses You Don't Need

30
121 172
Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

31
145 180
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

32
215 146
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stankonia Outkast

33
519 163
Awakening is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
MikeWade added Awakening Jackie Evancho

34
144 172
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
236 131
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
OK Computer Radiohead

36
193 193
Discovery is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Discovery Daft Punk

37
143 135
Rated R is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

38
187 116
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Gorillaz Gorillaz

39
195 187
Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

40
150 182
Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Black Holes and Revelations Muse

41
154 231
Sea Change is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sea Change Beck Hansen

42
531 171
Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

43
158 128
Absolution is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

The Greatest Albums of All Time The Greatest Former Child Stars

44
119 92
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
sebbzor added Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

45
74 120
Up the Bracket is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Up the Bracket The Libertines

46
78 98
Fever to Tell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Fever to Tell Yeah Yeah Yeahs

47
77 99
Stories From the City, Stories... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

48
148 99
The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

49
184 103
Turn On the Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

50
141 94
Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Lateralus Tool