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.

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653 391
Kid A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Kid A Radiohead

2
474 392
Funeral is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Funeral Arcade Fire

3
450 334
Elephant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Elephant The White Stripes

4
537 349
In Rainbows is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
In Rainbows Radiohead

5
439 334
Is This It is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Is This It The Strokes

6
444 366
American Idiot is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
galenandrews added American Idiot Green Day

7
325 419
White Blood Cells is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
White Blood Cells The White Stripes

8
380 351
Whatever People Say I Am, That... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

9
307 293
Back to Black is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Back to Black Amy Winehouse

10
311 390
Hail to the Thief is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hail to the Thief Radiohead

11
362 256
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
312 343
A Rush of Blood to the Head is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

13
349 282
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
282 302
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rap Albums of the 2000s

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472 265
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
211 265
Neon Bible is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Neon Bible Arcade Fire

17
211 187
Toxicity is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Toxicity System of a Down

18
230 269
Parachutes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Parachutes Coldplay

19
242 255
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robot... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

20
196 190
Origin of Symmetry is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

21
163 253
Sound of Silver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Sound of Silver LCD Soundsystem

The Best Genres of Music

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193 323
Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand

23
211 249
The Suburbs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Suburbs Arcade Fire

24
184 143
Lateralus is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Lateralus Tool

25
210 190
Absolution is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Absolution Muse

26
713 250
Prelude to a Dream is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Prelude to a Dream Jackie Evancho

27
351 234
OK Computer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
OK Computer Radiohead

28
582 212
Awakening is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
MikeWade added Awakening Jackie Evancho

The Best Grammy-Nominated Alternative Albums of the 2000s

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208 308
Vampire Weekend is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend

30
594 220
Dream with Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Dream with Me Jackie Evancho

31
202 242
Black Holes and Revelations is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
but chickens double d added Black Holes and Revelations Muse

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193 116
Californication is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Schultzie added Californication Red Hot Chili Peppers

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189 292
Oracular Spectacular is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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265 320
Amnesiac is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Amnesiac Radiohead

35
251 245
Stadium Arcadium is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stadium Arcadium Red Hot Chili Peppers

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

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180 221
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
251 312
Good News for People Who Love ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s

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100 35
Hot Fuss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Hot Fuss The Killers

39
141 215
Rubber Factory is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rubber Factory The Black Keys

40
157 130
Fleet Foxes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
sebbzor added Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes

41
205 219
Favourite Worst Nightmare is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys

42
178 190
Brothers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Brothers The Black Keys

The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2000s

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147 199
Merriweather Post Pavilion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective

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174 179
Rated R is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Rated R Queens of the Stone Age

45
177 122
The Moon & Antarctica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
The Moon & Antarctica Modest Mouse

46
127 95
Guero is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Guero Beck Hansen

47
204 223
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Illinois Sufjan Stevens

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86 151
Up the Bracket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Up the Bracket The Libertines

49
284 173
Stankonia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
Stankonia Outkast

50
114 93
With Teeth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Albums of the 2000s
With Teeth Nine Inch Nails