Best Albums Of The 00s

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The Top Ten

1 Kid 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.

Josh groban, really? Kid A was the most unique and creative album the 2000s with such memorable songs such as idioteque, everything in its right place, how to disappear completely, the national anthem and (my personal favourite) motion picture soundtrack.

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.

This is what I think is a classic and not groban's.

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2 American Idiot - Green Day

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

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

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.

One of the most infamous comebacks in music history was Green Day putting this album out. It deserves number 1.

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3 The 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.

bEST RAP ALBUM AND BEST ALBUM. - skyebrntt

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

Best Eminem album and one of my favourites

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4 In Rainbows - Radiohead

I could never get into Kid A. But this album is phenomenal. Absolutely Perfect.

Absolutly Good stuff from radiohead great album! - iTunesJunky

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

House of Cards, Nude, Weird Fishes...this album has some amazing songs

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5 Meteora - 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

Meteora pode ate ser o melhor album do seculo 21

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6 Funeral - 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

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

This album defines a whole generation and genre of music. Each song on this album is fantastic. It's all about the disheveled and messed up life of being a working class teenager and simply just trying to figure out your life. There's songs about dealing with fake and annoying people (still take you home, fake tales of San francisco, etc.), songs about young love (you probably couldn't see..., mardy bum, etc.), and sings about how rubbish your own town is ( a certain romance, when the sun goes down, etc.). One of the finest collection of songs of all time. Whether you're british or not, it's still a relatable and heart warming album that everyone should listen to at least once.

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.

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8 Is 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

9 Stankonia - Outkast

This is a masterpiece, from beginning to end it showcased the duo dealing with problems and having thoughts ahead of their time.

10 Hybrid 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.

This is by far the best album of all times, not only the 00s. I love Linkin Park and this album and Ithink this one should by number 1

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The Contenders

11 Speakerboxxx / the Love Below - Outkast
12 Harem - Sarah Brightman

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

13 Hopes 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]

Without a shadow of a doubt..this should be number 1 - keanelover

14 Madvillainy - Madvillain
15 Awake - Josh Groban

Why is this no. 1

Are you serious guys? Why is this in the first place?!?

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.

16 The Script - The Script

The Script is the 2nd best script album. Top 5:
1. The Script and...
2. The Script
3. Why are you here
4. Superhero
5. Your my only one (40 tracks! ) - lizard302

17 The 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

18 Stadium 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 - Sabbath

19 Hot Fuss - The Killers
20 Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective
21 Jupiter'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.

22 A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay

At the time, Coldplay was very popular in Europe, and was slowly becoming famous worldwide. I'm from Europe so I'm surprised that the album isn't like 10 or something. And it's probably Coldplay's best album.

This song should be much higher. - sameera62

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

23 Elephant - White Stripes

This album restored my faith in modern music. It captures just how deceptive the White Stripes are with their music. I first heard this and had no idea that they were using primitive recording techniques and only drums, vocals, and guitar. Because of that, this elevates it's status in my opinion to being a modern classic with a consistent flow and incredibly catchy heavy songs.

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24 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park
25 Fallen - Evanescence

The best album of the decade. All songs are classics: Bring me to life, My immortal, Going under, Everybody's fool...

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26 Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
27 Viva 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.

28 The Resistance - Muse
29 Black Holes and Revelations - Muse

Amazing album one of muses best.

30 Back 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! - Irina2932

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. - Irina2932

31 The College Dropout - Kanye West
32 Appeal to Reason - Rise Against
33 Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
34 Up! - Shania Twain

I wish Shania released more albums like this. Simply fantastic country-pop album!

35 All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2

Beautiful Day, Elevation, Stuck in a Moment, Walk On, Kite, In a Little While and many more.

No U2 album since Achtung Baby has been this devastatingly brilliant.

36 The E.N.D. - Black Eyed Peas

It is starnge how this is not higher... 16 Brilliant Tracks! - lizard302

37 Feels - Animal Collective
38 Covers Vol. 1 - Regine Velasquez

garnered a PLATINUM award in LESS THAN A WEEK! now that's amazing, isn't it? - reigne27

39 One X - Three Days Grace
40 Awake - Skillet

THIS SHOULD BE number 1!

BEST ROCK BAND IN HISTORY!

41 Don't Believe the Truth - Oasis
42 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day

Why is this come-lately even here

43 De-Loused In the Comatorium - The Mars Volta
44 Brand New Eyes - Paramore
45 Toxicity - System of a Down

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

46 Songs About Jane - Maroon 5
47 Indestructible - Disturbed
48 Just Enough Education to Perform - Stereophonics
49 Crack the Skye - Mastodon
50 Monkey Business - Black Eyed Peas

This is my favourite album of all time - lizard302

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