Top 10 Rock Albums of 21st Century

The Top Ten

1 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park Product Image

The Album sparked music revolution for rock and reached out to fans in the sub-types of this genre. Everyone knew this band and album due to their defining hits. In the end, one step closer, papercut, By myself, Forgotten were all widely listened to. American Idiot was a great Album by a legendary band but it didn't spark a change as much as HT. Green Day was popular before AI and nothing new was really brought to the table. Both Great defining albums but HT takes this one

Have to go with this one, this is the album that changed the way I though about music, and since then has opened doors for other bands in the same genre

No one beats Hybrid Theory. Even Linkin Park can not make an album like this. This is the BEST album and it will be the BEST album forever.

Hell yes! This album sparked a revolution in rock music, and this is the album that began Linkin Park's amazing career!

2 American Idiot - Green Day American Idiot - Green Day Product Image

American idoit on 3...
Meteora, hybrid theory are goog but they cannot beat American idiot. It have list of superb songs
And if want to look about achievements American idiot is very far away from these both. American idiot was best rock album of the year, winning two grammy's and kerrang awards and many more and American idiot was on rank.1 on billboards but hybrid theory was on rank.2 and meteora on rank.36 so surely American idiot is winner. I would also say it is the best album of our generation

Linkin Park will forever be my favorite band and while I do love both Meteora and Hybrid Theory, I must admit that this is THE album. Possibly my favorite album of all time, along with Meteora. This is definitely the greatest of the 21st century.

American idiot, boulevard of broken dreams, wake me up when september ends, jesus of suburbia, letter bomb, give me novacaine- all amazing songs jesus of sub is my favorite and there's a story and meaning to this album and each song

I really love Linkin Park but I'm going with this album as the best because why? The story of St. Jimmy is amazing, the music from this album are beyond amazing. What more? This is the best album of the 21st century mate.

3 Meteora - Linkin Park Meteora - Linkin Park Product Image

I love Linkin Park's most successful and so brilliant album 'Hybrid Theory' and Green Day's masterpiece 'American Idiot' but 'Meteora' is my personal top album.
First of all, I adore "Numb" but the whole album is phenomenal!

Meteora is amazing, I might even love it more than Hybrid Theory! I can honestly say that I adore every single track on this album. It's a masterpiece!

This has to be #2 man. Come on AI is great but this is LP at it's best and by far better than AI. AI is good at #3

Yes hybrid theory is good but not good than meteora.songs like somewhere I belong and lying from you are my favourites in this album.every song of album meteora is amazing

4 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin Product Image

Very very powerful and emotional album, all eleven songs on Dear Agony work together to make the most powerful and beautiful album there is in my opinion. This album is my favourite along with Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park, but Hybrid Theory is already in 1st place and Dear Agony deserves to be up there with it. Amazing album.

Linkin Park definitely rules this list, anything else would be a crime. But Dear Agony really makes you think about what you're going through. Also, this is an album written entirely sober for breaking Benjamin, which is an achievement all in itself.

Very enjoyable album by breaking benjamin. It's timeless for me, its hard to find work that's as detailed as this. The mastering is very good.

Very dep and a great album... Love it!

5 Is This It - The Strokes Is This It - The Strokes Product Image

This is when The Strokes heave a blow to everyone's attentions. They're not bona fide of lyrics or anything like that, but they're really ground-breaking and define indie rock personally. Most of the songs are quite laid-back and probably lazy, yet they can deliberately express just with a line of lyrics. Fascinating.

Lulz, why is this song only the 8th? It is so amazing, every song is catchy and the music is so relaxed and lazy, but still so amazing..
This is it!

Hey buddy, pardon me, but you're posting in a wrong subject: This is an album, not a song.

The Strokes pretty much define 21st century rock. Their minimalism expertise is pretty much unmatched by anyone except maybe the White Stripes.

Real true music the strokes are second to none in their time.

6 Elephant - The White Stripes Elephant - The White Stripes Product Image

Seven Nation Army is a dead giveaway when deciding which album should be on top of the list. Besides other great creative tracks, Seven Nation Army really sets the bar.

7 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin Phobia - Breaking Benjamin Product Image

Breaking Benjamin is the BEST band of the 21st Century! Every Album was consistent and each one unique in itself. Their Third album, Phobia, in my opinion was there best. But not by a lot.

This one would come second on my list, after breaking benjamin's dear agony of course.

8 Innocence & Instinct - Red Innocence & Instinct - Red Product Image
9 Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold Product Image

Linkin Park are my favourite band so I see why they are so acclaimed in this list. But this album at least deserves 2nd place.

I love Meteora, but this... This is a piece of art that comes around not very often. A7X, you have made something amazing!

A7x is a great band but a7x album is not their best.. Check out nightmare or hail to the king and make the difference.

BEST BAND EVER! AND ALWAYS WILL BE! But why is it number 4 should be NUMBER 1!

10 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold Product Image

I said it before and I say it again... Is the second best album of them after hail to the king and a7x is third for me. nightmare is original and it deserves to be high on the list

Best album ever with the best song ever from the best band ever

The Contenders

11 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance Product Image

One of the greatest albums to ever be written. It sings the anthem of the broken youth and speaks to our souls. It's edgy yet beautiful, telling the compelling story of a man struggling with cancer, juxtaposing that as a metaphor of depression. The Black Parade has saved many lives and will continue to for years to come.

Near flawless. A Night at the Opera, The Wall, an Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club band had a punk rock baby with major issues and a spirit as powerful as the best rock and roll has to offer. That's the best way to describe this album. Every song is a masterpiece. Famous Last Words. Mama. Teenagers. Disenchanted. Cancer. I don't Love You. And of course...
(Hits g note)
Gerard screams, sobs, sneers, and belts his way right into your heart. Ray's soloing is the best of his generation. And Mikey, Bob and Frank's rhythms give the music a propulsive, purposeful, grungey undercurrent.
Life. Death. War. Pain. Dreams. Music. The Black Parade tackles all of these uniquely and beautifully. It's theatrical, emotional, catchy, and utterly unforgettable.

I like it, stay ahead to win the championship, drink MILO in Indonesia, you are the best band with the best album than the others, defeat Avenged Sevenfold, because they are the best band in their family at this very moment alone, so My Chemical Romance is the best and grandest world

I'm happy this album is in the top 10. It's my favorite album of all time.

12 In Rainbows - Radiohead In Rainbows - Radiohead Product Image

No other band existing past the year 2000 has been able to keep an experimental spirit and still manage to make the music accessible and enjoyable. With In Rainbows, Radiohead created one of the most unique records rock has seen in the new millenia, which still sounds innovative and beautifuly immersive today.

Originality. Radiohead are a modern band that sound unlike the majority of 21st century bands and that is because they are original. This is crucial in the making of good music. I thnak you, members of Radiohead.

A piece of art.

13 American Tragedy - Hollywood Undead American Tragedy - Hollywood Undead Product Image
14 Fallen - Evanescence Fallen - Evanescence Product Image

Hell yeah, Best band and Best album...
Fallen is that should be in top 5. Brilliant Album. Amy Lee's voice, Ben Moody's guitar, drums, lyrics, piano, electronic influences...
Evanescence is the best with Linkin Park.

BEST ROCK ALBUM EVER! STRICTLY CONSISTING OF HITS ONLY #1

15 Adema - Adema Adema - Adema Product Image
16 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys Product Image
17 End of Silence - Red End of Silence - Red Product Image
18 Move Along - The All-American Rejects Move Along - The All-American Rejects Product Image
19 Absolution - Muse Absolution - Muse Product Image

Every album by Muse deserves to be near the top of this list, but absolution is definitely the pinnacle of their work. Between the twelve songs, Bellamy intensely expresses nearly every possible emotion. Some songs rock heavy and hard (Hysteria, Time is running out, The small print), while others are masterfully soft and beautiful (Blackout, Endlessly, Ruled by secrecy). Absolution is absolutely my favorite.

This album is pure art!

20 Comatose - Skillet Comatose - Skillet Product Image

One of the best rock albums EVER, definitely best of the 21st century. The only competition is Avenged Sevenfold's self-titled album.

Overall amazing album. don't SLEEP ON SKILLET

21 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian Product Image
22 Funeral - Arcade Fire Funeral - Arcade Fire Product Image
23 Demons & Wizards - Demons and Wizards Demons & Wizards - Demons and Wizards Product Image
24 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park Product Image

This should be higher. Many people don't like this album because LP was in their transition stage, but I really like the album, from Given Up to The Little Things Give You Away.

This album song all are heart touching so I agree with this position

25 Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol Product Image
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