Best Albums Of The 00s


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The Top Ten

Awake - Josh Groban
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.


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

2American Idiot - Green Day
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!


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


[Newest]This is the best album in history

3Hopes and Fears - Keane
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]
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.


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


4Invincible - 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.


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...


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

5Kid 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

6Harem - Sarah Brightman
this is one of the most wonderful album that I ever hear


7The 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.
[Newest]What the albums changed rap forever should be higher

8The 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.


It's a great R&B album!
The lyrics are inventive, the music is nice and the vocals are at their best!

9Crush - Bon Jovi
It's my life, best song of bon jovi including have a nice, this is better than that crash of heart and Madonna!


It's My Life, Thank You For Loving Me, One Wild Night!
nothing left to say...


best recent album of bon jovi


10Confessions On a Dance Floor - Madonna
Madonna's greatest album in the 2000's. Dance/Electronica sound was really impressive. The lead single "Hung Up" broke all the records during that time and was #1 in 45 countries. My personal favorite song here is "Sorry" - beautiful, deep and very emotional


The Contenders

11Jupiter'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.

12Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
What! 15 is madness, at least top 3, this sold 29 million copies!


With this album I fell in love with music. Still Linkin Park's best work. Can listen this forever.
I Can Sit And Listen To This CD Over And Over Again


[Newest]How is this not number one?

13Meteora - 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


Remove the 0 in its position
It deserves thst

14Stankonia - Outkast

15Funeral - 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.


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

16Is 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

17Speakerboxxx / the Love Below - Outkast

18Death Magnetic - Metallica
The lesser of all evils. and I don't even like it. That says something about this list


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


19Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Seriously?!?! Dani California, Snow (Hey Oh), Tell Me Baby, Storm in a Teacup, Charlie, Warlocks, the list could go on?!?!
American idiot is for American idiots. Rhcp beats Green Day


20Elephant - White Stripes

21Covers Vol. 1 - Regine Velasquez
garnered a PLATINUM award in LESS THAN A WEEK! now that's amazing, isn't it?


22Hot Fuss - The Killers

23The Script - The Script

24The Blueprint - Jay-Z
This album should be much higher, it is much, MUCH higher than the Marshall Matters LP, this album has excellent beats and it has a very diverse sound, its the best album of the 2000's in my opinion
How this so low. It is so much better than the overrated MaMathers Mathers. It is one of the best rap albums of all time and Jay-Z is the second best rapper behind Biggie, Eminem is just plain overrated
You think jayz was better than slim? Looks like the world just turned upside down

25Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends - Coldplay
My favorite song is in this album. It actually hurts me to see this at number 58. This is one one of the best albums ever!
This, Parachutes, AROBTTH, X&Y, Kid A, In Rainbows should be much higher.

26In Rainbows - Radiohead
Absolutly Good stuff from radiohead great album!


Best album of Radiohead and Radiohead is the best band in the world so...
35? -. - come on

27Affirmation - Savage Garden
This is the best album from Savage Garden ever

28Brave New World - Iron Maiden

29Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Amy changed music with this brilliant masterpiece. "Back to Black" is phenomenal album. Amy's voice was really unique. I love every single track on this album
R.I.P. darling. We Miss YOU!


Amy Winehouse was talented. No one can argue about that. Without her would Adele have become as popular? Probably not she paved the way for non-pop artists on the radio for the 2010s.
Just phenomenal album-masterpiece that changed our music. Amy did a wonderful job here. Her vocal is impressive. Her lyrics is touching.
'Back to Black' is melodious mix of Soul, Jazz, Pop and R^^B.


30Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park

31Black Holes and Revelations - Muse

32The Eminem Show - Eminem
Awesome album. No doubt
It should've been al least on top ten

33Whatever 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.

34A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
This song should be much higher.


Really this website is so biased towards USA no oasis or AROBTTH is ridiculous

35The Resistance - Muse

36Up! - Shania Twain

37The College Dropout - Kanye West

38Appeal to Reason - Rise Against

39All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2

40Laundry Service - Shakira

41Fallen - Evanescence
The best album of the decade. All songs are classics: Bring me to life, My immortal, Going under, Everybody's fool...
Hands down the greatest

42One X - Three Days Grace

43Music - Madonna

44J.Lo - Jennifer Lopez
Awesome album! Urban J. Lo is the best! Don't mind her haters. This album deserves the highest appreciation!

45Back to Basics - Christina Aguilera

46Illinois - Sufjan Stevens

47Contraband - Velvet Revolver

48Resurrection - Halford

49I Look to You - Whitney Houston

50Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
Four of the songs in here are the ones that have built my childhood. They are all exquisitely composed in a way that exemplifies its amazing melody that overpowers most of the modern crap that we hear today.

51Awake - Skillet
THIS SHOULD BE number 1!


52Toxicity - System of a Down
A breakthrough album for metal, love this band and love their passion for music

53Don't Believe the Truth - Oasis

54Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

55Aerial - Kate Bush

56Return to Childhood - Fish

57Amnesiac - Radiohead

58Greatest Hits - Guns N Roses
the compilation of greatest hits from guns n roses that was being released in 2004. axl and other ex-guns n roses members filed a case against the release of this album and they think that it is a bad album but it sold millions of copies worldwide.


59A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds to Mars

60Lateralus - Tool
Easily the best album of the 2000s. Each song on here is more beautiful and complex than anything else you could find in this time period.
I personally rather it played in the Fibonacci sequence (the songs on the album make hints to play it like that it it actually sounds like one giant song when played like that in my opinion)
59 the top ten sucks this should be 1

61Phobia - Breaking Benjamin

62Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

63Just Enough Education to Perform - Stereophonics

64All for You - Janet Jackson

6521st Century Breakdown - Green Day
Why is this come-lately even here

66Good Girl Gone Bad - Rihanna

67Brutal Planet - Alice Cooper

68Stripped - Christina Aguilera

69A New Day Yesterday - Joe Bonamassa

70Comotose - Skillet

71How to Save a Life - The Fray

72Waking Up - Onerepublic

73Gift - Taproot

74Demon Days - Gorillaz
A fantastic all round album that has some of the best songs of the decade.

75Indestructible - Disturbed

76Songs About Jane - Maroon 5

77All the Right Reasons - Nickelback

78You Gotta Go There to Come Back - Stereophonics

79Vulture Street - Powderfinger

80I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning - Bright Eyes

81Field of Crows - Fish

82The Open Door - Evanescence
My musical Bible. Holden Caulfield would've liked it.

8310,000 Days - Tool
I can't believe this album wasn't even on the list. Clearly there's a large number of votes from impressionable little children who only get into the music spoon fed via MTV. To those in this predicament, try listening to the music your watching, try listening to music other than that which your friends like & see if you like it yourself. Back on topic... 10,000 Days takes you on a journey. It can be difficult to listen to in places with some of the changes in timing, but the way it all comes together & makes perfect sense is simply beautiful.

84Adema - Adema

85Heathen Chemistry - Oasis

86Feeler - Pete Murray

87Elephant - The White Stripes

88Take Us Alive - Extreme

89Three Days Grace - Three Days Grace

90Oracular Spectacular - MGMT

91Move Along - All American Rejects

92In Between Dreams - Jack Johnson

93Dig Out Your Soul - Oasis

94Time (The Revelator) - Gillian Welch

95Lions - The Black Crowes

96Pleasureman - Günther

97Absolution - Muse

98Blackbird - Alter Bridge

99Take Off Your Pants and Jacket - Blink-182

100Oral Fixation Vol. 2 - Shakira
Probably the strongest Shakira album. She added some Rock sound here and it worked. The whole album sounds fresh and stylish


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