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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
474 275
Kid A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Kid A Radiohead

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2
357 281
Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Funeral Arcade Fire

3
395 253
In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
In Rainbows Radiohead

4
330 244
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Elephant The White Stripes

5
327 251
Is This It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Is This It The Strokes

6
284 263
Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

7
247 342
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

8
228 202
Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Back to Black Amy Winehouse

9
291 259
American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
galenandrews added American Idiot Green Day

10
245 296
Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hail to the Thief Radiohead

11
212 235
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

12
228 260
A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

13
171 196
Neon Bible is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Neon Bible Arcade Fire

14
276 222
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
218 194
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 Great One Hit Wonder Artists of the '90s

16
199 199
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

17
272 226
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
133 139
Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

19
170 193
Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

20
119 204
Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

21
121 153
Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

22
144 267
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

23
153 211
Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

24
643 190
Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

25
149 216
Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

26
135 126
Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

27
231 124
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
OK Computer Radiohead

28
194 181
Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

29
143 175
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2000s 51 High-Paying, Flexible Jobs

30
150 177
Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Black Holes and Revelations Muse

31
207 248
Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

32
141 131
Rated R is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

33
205 248
Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

34
516 161
Awakening is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
MikeWade added Awakening Jackie Evancho

35
157 124
Absolution is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

36
152 226
Sea Change is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sea Change Beck Hansen

37
143 142
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Brothers The Black Keys

38
528 168
Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

39
140 167
Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

40
118 170
Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

41
182 112
Gorillaz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Gorillaz Gorillaz

42
118 90
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
sebbzor added Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

43
189 191
Discovery is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Discovery Daft Punk

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44
210 145
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stankonia Outkast

45
75 97
Stories From the City, Stories... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

46
71 118
Up the Bracket is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Up the Bracket The Libertines

47
145 97
The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

48
181 101
Turn On the Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

49
168 185
Favourite Worst Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys

50
138 92
Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Lateralus Tool