Best Albums Of The 00s


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1Awake - Josh Groban

Why is this no. 1

This is the most diverse and creative album Josh has produced so far. It's good to see how far he's come since he first began. His music is captivating. - Jerusha

This album is unique in it's differing musical styles.

2American Idiot - Green Day

So far this is the best album unto 21st century comes out Rolling Stone was saying how good it is
- iwalkalone56

What Sgt. Pepper was to 1960s and The Wall was to the 1970s is what American Idiot is to the 2000s. A wonderly crafted set of songs of similar themes within Rock Opera story. Its one of the few true works of art in music during the aughties.

Has one of the best songs of the 21st century on it - Jesus of Suburbia and why is Heart on top of the list? Never heard of them! - idolangelx13

This is the best album in history

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3Kid A - Radiohead

Radiohead took a major risk with this album, completely changing styles that Pablo Honey, The Bends, and OK Computer had and diving into a pool of experimental music. The random mash of instruments, sounds, and vocals became a result that was one of the greatest albums of the 2000's if not of all time.

I don't often agree with Rolling stone, but when they rated this the best album of the decade my faith in them was restored, (temporarily). The perfect start to mediocre decade.

Best is 2000's... Who are these people they really don't know about a good album...
Most creative album of the decade

How is this not #1? Listen to it, then vote, please? It's really worthy your time. Some of the most beautiful songs ever made are in this album. - Donut

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4Hopes and Fears - Keane

Not only is it a great album, but Josh Groban? Come on! This makes Josh Groban look like something that belongs in a petting zoo. - minimac93

VOTE FOR KEANE!!! they are the best british band and this is their best album! - Lonelykeanefan

An excellent sound. Beautiful. Passion and emotion burns behind the soft tones and ethereal vocals. Influences from Radiohead, Coldplay, u2 and others, but a unique sound all its own]

5The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem

Easily number one. Why is this so low. And why does that Michael Jackson album get so many votes on everything.


Out of these top 10 he's the only one that's still making good music or alive. This is what started it all.

What the albums changed rap forever should be higher

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6Meteora - Linkin Park

Easily the best album of all time. It has Numb, Faint, Somewhere I Belong, Breaking the Habit, From the Inside, and Lying From You. All six of those songs went on to be famous - alterbridgefan

Remove the 0 in its position
It deserves thst

One of my favorites (beside kid a and hybrid theory) - KidA

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7Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

What! 15 is madness, at least top 3, this sold 29 million copies! - aynjel

I Can Sit And Listen To This CD Over And Over Again - Dglass23

With this album I fell in love with music. Still Linkin Park's best work. Can listen this forever.

How is this not number one? - AngryByrd

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8Invincible - Michael Jackson

This album is beautiful. Michael sang the songs with such depth and emotion. His reality of life in his songs is amazing. Speechless is on this album and that song alone makes me speechless. Awsome album and I just can't get enough of it. - love4mjj

One of his worst albums in terms of sales, and yet it still managed to take the number one place during its release. If Michael Jackson at his worst is better than any artist at his/her best then this surely beats all! You Rock My World

Michael had his heart and sole in this album. Hi s music was wonderful and I love it so much... - love4mjj

Probably the most underrated album of all time... Some of the songs are awesome and a lot different from your typical Michael Jackson stuff.

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9Is This It - The Strokes

This is one of the best albums of all time, let alone the 00's, and well I'm here, might as well complain about there being no In Rainbows in the top ten. There, I'm done.

Really? Josh Groban at the top? THIS is the best album, bringing back some of old rock and roll's essence into the 21st century.

Last nite, someday, trying your luck
This is the best album of the 00's

10Harem - Sarah Brightman

this is one of the most wonderful album that I ever hear - straffon

The Newcomers

?Octavarium - Dream Theater
?Black Clouds & Silver Linings - Dream Theater

The Contenders

11Stankonia - Outkast
12The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey's The Emancipation of Mimi wasn't only the best album of 2005, it was also one of the bests, if not the best, of the 2000's decade. It set and broke several records, and was the best-selling album of 2005 with over 10 million copies sold worldwide. It produced six singles which all experienced success on different charts globally. It produced two chart-toppers, We Belong Together and Don't Forget About Us. We Belong Together topped the chart for 14 weeks, the longest stay at number one in the past decade, and the second longest stay at number one ever, only behind Mariah's very own One Sweet Day, a collaborative effort with Boyz II Men, which topped the song for an undisputed record of 16 weeks. In between WBT's reign, TEOM's third single peaked at number two, making Mariah the first and only female artist to occupy the top two positions on the Hot 100. The other chart-topper from the album, Don'r Forget About Us, became Mariah's 17'th number one, the most for any female. She has since topped this when the lead single from her album E=MC2, Touch My Body, reached number one in 2008, making her the solo artist who have the most number ones, the second overall with the most number ones, only behind The Beatles with 20, and the only active artist with a possibility to surpass the record of 20 number songs set by The Beatles. Additionally, the album itself received warm reception from music critics and fans alike. The album and its songs received major awards and nominations, most notably the 10 Grammy nominations (2005-2006), winning 3. At the end of the decade, We Belong Together was crowned as the Song of the Decade (2000-2009) by Billboard, making her the only artist to have two and consecutive Songs of the Decade, as One Sweet Day achieved that feat also (1990-1999). And lastly, the entire The Emancipation of Mimi album was vocally stunning and lyrically remarkable (All songs were written/and or co-written by Carey). Like every Mariah release, her voice soared to unbelievable heights in the album, but she never lost her soul even for one second. The Emancipation of Mimi was a mixture of Pop-Rap-HipHop-R&B, and was full of songs only "The Voice of our Generation" can sing, the one and only Mariah Carey. - micahprestigelamb

It's a great R&B album!

The lyrics are inventive, the music is nice and the vocals are at their best!

13Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

I prefer American Idiot really as in the best from the 00s but I should get my point across...

This is all the way down here due to the songs based around urban British life. Not relatable with Americans. This album is much stronger than half the crap above it. For one, it has cultural meaning from Britain in the 00s.

Linkin Park? Madonna? Mariah Carey? Surely it must just be Americans voting in this list, because Arctic Monkeys aren't as popular over there somehow. This is one of the greatest albums ever. Every song is brilliant and I don't know how it's all the way down at 40.

Best all round album

14Funeral - Arcade Fire

It's a disgrace that this so far down on the list. Not only is this one of the best albums of the 00s, it's one of the best albums of all time. I'm also surprised that This is It-The Strokes is so far down when it is one of the most fun to listen to albums ever. - jackowacko1055

This is THE best albums of the 00s. How come its only at 20?

15Speakerboxxx / the Love Below - Outkast
16Hot Fuss - The Killers
17Death Magnetic - Metallica

The lesser of all evils. and I don't even like it. That says something about this list - UFasten8Me

Love this album it is so good, every song is a masterpiece. - dragon13304

18Jupiter's Darling - Heart

This CD is as good as any HEART ever recored. J.D. ranks right up there with Little Queen and Dreamboat Annie. If you don't have it ,buy it and give it a spin. Recored in 2004, it ranks in the top 3 of all of HEARTs records.

Things,Prefect Goodbye, Lost Angel are three of the best songs HEART has ever recorded but of course they made the radio station play list.To busy playing that RAP junk.

19In Rainbows - Radiohead

Absolutly Good stuff from radiohead great album! - iTunesJunky

Best album of Radiohead and Radiohead is the best band in the world so...

Should be top ten - KidA

35? -. - come on

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20Toxicity - System of a Down

A breakthrough album for metal, love this band and love their passion for music

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