00s Music 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.

1
670 405
Kid A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Kid A Radiohead

2
486 403
Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Funeral Arcade Fire

3
461 343
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Elephant The White Stripes

4
448 341
Is This It is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Is This It The Strokes

5
548 358
In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
In Rainbows Radiohead

6
453 380
American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
galenandrews added American Idiot Green Day

7
330 425
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

8
390 357
Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

9
311 299
Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Back to Black Amy Winehouse

10
315 398
Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hail to the Thief Radiohead

11
370 261
Demon Days is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Demon Days Gorillaz

12
319 352
A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

13
354 286
Songs for the Deaf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Songs for the Deaf Queens of the Stone Age

14
287 310
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

15
486 269
The Marshall Mathers LP is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added The Marshall Mathers LP Eminem

16
213 270
Neon Bible is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Neon Bible Arcade Fire

17
216 196
Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

18
232 277
Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

19
247 262
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

20
202 200
Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

21
170 267
Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

22
195 339
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

23
216 271
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

24
190 166
Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Lateralus Tool

25
732 255
Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

26
214 318
Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

27
601 217
Awakening is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
MikeWade added Awakening Jackie Evancho

28
196 299
Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

29
612 224
Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

30
359 245
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
OK Computer Radiohead

31
213 210
Absolution is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

32
207 249
Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Black Holes and Revelations Muse

33
269 325
Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

34
255 313
Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

35
198 124
Californication is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Schultzie added Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

36
183 225
Get Behind Me Satan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Get Behind Me Satan The White Stripes

37
252 249
Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

38
144 219
Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

39
105 38
Hot Fuss is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hot Fuss The Killers

40
181 191
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Brothers The Black Keys

41
160 134
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
sebbzor added Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

42
206 221
Favourite Worst Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys

43
150 203
Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

44
177 181
Rated R is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

45
209 226
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Illinois Sufjan Stevens

46
179 123
The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

47
190 259
Sea Change is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sea Change Beck Hansen

48
128 97
Guero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Guero Beck Hansen

49
86 154
Up the Bracket is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Up the Bracket The Libertines

50
232 135
Turn On the Bright Lights is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s