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The Best Grammy-Nominated Rock Albums of the 2000s

What do Bruce Springsteen, Hoobastank, and U2 have in common? They are all among the nominees and winners of the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in the 2000s. As you can tell, it's a wide-ranging category. Some of the best rock albums of the 2000s champion a classic rock 'n' roll feel, with wailing guitars and thumping bass lines to match. But many of these best 2000s album nominees incorporate pop stylings and punk swagger into their tracks. When it comes to deciding the very best Grammy-nominated rock album of the decade, there's no one right answer.

What LPs will you find on this list of Grammy-nominated 2000s albums? The Foo Fighters were nominated for Grammys several times during this span. They took home the trophy in 2001 for There Is Nothing Left to Lose, in 2004 for One by One, and in 2008 for Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace. The Red Hot Chili Peppers also earned multiple Grammy nominations in the decade.

One of the most notable Grammy-nominated rock albums of the 2000s – or any era – has to be Bruce Springsteen's tribute to America's resilience, The Rising. Other good releases on this roundup of rock releases include Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs and Rage Against the Machine's The Battle of Los Angeles.

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    13

    Hybrid Theory

    Linkin Park
    Nominated in 2002.
  • 2
    27
    26

    Californication

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Nominated in 2000.
  • 3
    Won in 2002.
  • 4
    13
    11

    The Reason

    Hoobastank
    Nominated in 2005.
  • 5
    13
    11

    Stadium Arcadium

    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Won in 2007.
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    12
    11

    Daughtry

    Daughtry
    Nominated in 2008.
  • 7
    9
    8
    The Rolling Stones
    Nominated in 2006.
  • 8
    13
    14

    The Battle of Los Angeles

    Rage Against the Machine
    Nominated in 2001.
  • 9
    9
    9

    Echo

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Nominated in 2000.
  • 10
    10
    10

    Highway Companion

    Tom Petty
    Nominated in 2007.
  • 11
    27
    34

    American Idiot

    Green Day
    Won in 2005.
  • 12
    11
    12

    Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

    Coldplay
    Won in 2009.
  • 13
    10
    11

    How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

    U2
    Won in 2006.
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    10
    11

    Contraband

    Velvet Revolver
    Nominated in 2005.
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    7
    7

    There Is Nothing Left to Lose

    Foo Fighters
    Won in 2001.
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    7
    8

    Significant Other

    Limp Bizkit
    Nominated in 2000.
  • 17
    9
    10

    Mad Season

    Matchbox Twenty
    Nominated in 2001.
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    6
    6

    Magic

    Bruce Springsteen
    Nominated in 2008.
  • 19
    10
    12

    Supernatural

    Santana
    Won in 2000.
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    16
    22
    Evanescence
    Nominated in 2004.
  • 21
    6
    9

    Just Push Play

    Aerosmith
    Nominated in 2002.
  • 22
    7
    10

    Rock n Roll Jesus

    Kid Rock
    Nominated in 2009.
  • 23
    6
    9

    Living With War

    Neil Young
    Nominated in 2007.
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    5
    8
    Bon Jovi
    Nominated in 2001.
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    5
    8

    Prairie Wind

    Neil Young
    Nominated in 2006.