Top 10 Rock Albums of 21st Century


The Top Ten

1 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

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

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

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

HYBRID THEORY is not only the best album of this century but best of album all time.

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2 American Idiot - Green Day

Are you seriously kidding me? American Idiot marked a whole generation, this is by far the best album of the century, so far. Can't believe it's just 10.

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

Greatest album of the century and, arguably, of Green Day! Its insane to compare AI to Linkin Park! That's an insult to Green Day! Green Day India loves Green Day!

This should be te number 1...Is perfect!

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3 Meteora - Linkin Park

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! - Irina2932

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

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4 Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold

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

I love Meteora, but this... This is a piece of art that comes around not very often. A7X, you have made something amazing! - RandomGuy18

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.

This album is so unique with it addition of a string section and an organ

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5 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

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.

I love this emo-rock-punk-ballad album

6 Elephant - The White Stripes
7 Absolution - Muse

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.

8 Is This It - The Strokes

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

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. - TheRegular1227

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. - TheRegular1227

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

9 Dear Agony - Breaking Benjamin

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. - EvilAngel

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.

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10 Fallen - Evanescence

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.

The Contenders

11 A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds To Mars
12 Minutes to Midnight - Linkin Park

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

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.

13 In Rainbows - Radiohead

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.

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14 Vol:3 The Subliminal Verses - Slipknot

They go softer on this LP but it is a good CD check it out

15 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

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 - poisonforever

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

16 American Tragedy - Hollywood Undead
17 Adema - Adema
18 Move Along - The All-American Rejects
19 Demons & Wizards - Demons and Wizards
20 Comatose - Skillet

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

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