Top 10 Rock Albums of 21st Century

The Top Ten
1 Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

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

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.

2 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!

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

3 American Idiot - Green Day

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.

4 Mesmer Theatre - The Arcana

An amazing album in it's complexity.

5 Lemon Freddy Phantom of the Sky - The Arcana
6 Tomorrow is Yesterday - The Arcana
7 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.

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.

8 Is This It - The Strokes

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.

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

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!

9 Phobia - Breaking Benjamin

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.

10 Innocence & Instinct - Red
The Contenders
11 Elephant - The White Stripes

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.

12 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

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

13 American Tragedy - Hollywood Undead
14 Adema - Adema
15 Move Along - The All-American Rejects
16 End of Silence - Red
17 Pastel Painted People in Candy Coloured Crowds - The Arcana

Each of their albums is awesome in their own way, but this is just totally great. Every song is perfection.

18 In Rainbows - Radiohead

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.

19 Demons & Wizards - Demons and Wizards
20 Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold

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.

21 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.

22 Beyond the Red Mirror - Blind Guardian
23 Funeral - Arcade Fire
24 Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

By far the Best Arctic Monkeys Album. I Bet That you look Good on the Dancefloor and When The Sun Goes Down just to name a few.

25 The Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

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.

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