Best Albums of the 21st Century


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21Taking the Long Way - Dixie Chicks
2221 - Adele

Just simply the best... Can't wait 4 her upcoming album...

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23Come Away With Me - Norah Jones

Some of the most soothing jazz ever, sung by such a unique voice.

24The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

This album is the purest, most uncensored version of Eminem we have ever seen, and probably ever will see. Before he became obsess with rapping quickly and thinking he's a rap god, he wrote songs with substance in them, some of the substance being illegal.

What? THIS AT #28?!?! You guys don't know how much better this album is than any other album

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25Evanescence - Evanescence
26One Heart - Celine Dion
27Discovery - Daft Punk
28Living Things - Linkin Park
291 - The Beatles
30Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park

Best linkin park album, so low in this chart

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31Modern Times - Bob Dylan
32Black & Blue - Backstreet Boys
33It Won't Be Soon Before Long - Maroon 5
34My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye WestV1 Comment
35Century Child - Nightwish

This album is truly a masterpiece in every possible way. All of its 10 songs are of true beauty, perfect composition and performance. Tuomas Holopainen's lyrics are modern poetry, of such depth and grace, they have the quality of classic literature. Tarja Turunen, their then-lead singer, gives her most gentle and yet powerful vocal delivery ever. The album deals with the topic of loss of innocence. For Holopainen, this means also the loss of faith ("End of all Hope"), not valuing your childhood ("Bless the Child", which takes the unexpected twist to the formula as it is sung from the childhood's performed from the childhood's view) or giving up your dreams ("Slaying the Dreamer"). Propably the most stunning lyricism is in "Feel for You" which is about a man seducing a woman into losing her virginity to him. Even this song never gets any vulgar or casual, it always stays high quality poetry, more on a metaphorical level. The album ends with the ...more - Martin_Canine

36Phobia - Breaking Benjamin

What the hell this album should be number 1. Listen to diary of jane, breath, had enough and until the end. This is a great album by breaking benjamin.

37One X - Three Days Grace
38American Life - Madonna
39Sea Change - Beck
40Songs About Jane - Maroon 5
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Top Remixes (8)

1. Century Child - Nightwish
2. American Life - Madonna
3. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
1. Kid a - Radiohead
2. American Idiot - Green Day
3. To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
1. Meteora - Linkin Park
2. Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
3. Fallen - Evanescence

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