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Pitchfork's Top 200 Albums of the 2000s

Pitchfork's Top 200 Albums of the 2000s

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200. Jay Reatard - Blood Visions

Jay Reatard - Blood Visions
October 10, 2006
Garage Punk
Critic Score
86
2 reviews
User Score
82
29 reviews

199. Deerhoof - Apple O'

Deerhoof - Apple O'
March 18, 2003
Experimental
Critic Score
79
5 reviews
User Score
84
8 reviews

198. Boris - Akuma No Uta

Boris - Akuma No Uta
April 19, 2005
Drone
Critic Score
82
2 reviews
User Score
84
9 reviews

197. Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals

Yeasayer - All Hour Cymbals
October 23, 2007
Experimental
Critic Score
85
14 reviews
User Score
81
48 reviews

196. William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops

William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops
January 1, 2001
Ambient
Critic Score
94
1 review
User Score
91
19 reviews

195. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
September 19, 2006
Folk
Critic Score
82
10 reviews
User Score
89
7 reviews

194. Pulp - We Love Life

Pulp - We Love Life
October 22, 2001
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
7 reviews
User Score
79
17 reviews

On their seventh album, Pulp have pulled off yet another remarkable reinvention of their sound and outlook, while simultaneously making their most organic album since their full-length debut, It, was released almost two decades ago.

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193. Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing In The Hands

Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing In The Hands
May 4, 2004
Folk
Critic Score
84
8 reviews
User Score
82
26 reviews

Rejoicing in the Hands establishes Banhart as a major voice in new folk music ... it doesn't seem like an album so much as a collection of road hymns and journals, and small tributes to smaller pleasures.

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192. Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll

Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
May 30, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
9 reviews
User Score
83
17 reviews

As with the best LCD Soundsystem singles, Bang Bang Rock & Roll is at times some of the best music criticism going right now, and far better than our boringly verbose bullshit 'cause you can dance to it.

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191. Air - Talkie Walkie

Air - Talkie Walkie
January 27, 2004
Electronic
Critic Score
80
12 reviews
User Score
83
48 reviews
The album's chilling resonance is due in part to Godrich's anagogical recording of minimal instrumentation and digitally etiolated detail.
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190. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

Elliott Smith - Figure 8
April 18, 2000
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
76
8 reviews
User Score
85
34 reviews

189. Jamie Lidell - Multiply

Jamie Lidell - Multiply
June 28, 2005
Soul
Critic Score
78
8 reviews
User Score
79
6 reviews

Listen to Multiply once and you'll be struck by how reverent it is; listen to it three times and you'll start to notice the microscopic digital artifacts and subtle tweaks that give it personality and pop.

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188. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts

M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
April 14, 2003
Electronic
Critic Score
84
9 reviews
User Score
83
78 reviews

187. Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid

Stars of the Lid - The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid
October 29, 2001
Ambient
Critic Score
92
4 reviews
User Score
84
12 reviews

186. The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine

The Thermals - The Body, The Blood, The Machine
August 22, 2006
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
User Score
85
12 reviews

The Body's story is just vague and gruesome enough to be weirdly terrifying, totally Orwellian, and grander, louder, and more electrifying than anything the Thermals have spit out before.

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185. Scarface - The Fix

Scarface - The Fix
August 6, 2002
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
5 reviews
User Score
83
6 reviews

184. Vitalic - OK Cowboy

Vitalic - OK Cowboy
April 4, 2005
Electronic
Critic Score
82
6 reviews
User Score
82
3 reviews

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

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
January 23, 2006
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
User Score
83
334 reviews
At times charming, oddly affecting, and certainly promising but understandably something less than life changing.
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182. Max Tundra - Mastered by Guy at the Exchange

Max Tundra - Mastered by Guy at the Exchange
November 12, 2002
Electronic
Critic Score
88
3 reviews
User Score
81
6 reviews

181. Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs

Andrew Bird - The Mysterious Production of Eggs
February 8, 2005
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
82
7 reviews
User Score
82
46 reviews

180. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre Of Orpheus
October 26, 2004
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
82
11 reviews
User Score
82
28 reviews
At least here Cave's missteps occur when his reach exceeds his grasp, and the songs that fail manage to do so dramatically rather than boringly.
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179. Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country

Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out Of This Country
June 6, 2006
Indie Pop
Critic Score
76
12 reviews
User Score
84
17 reviews

178. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter II
December 6, 2005
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
5 reviews
User Score
71
33 reviews

177. Broadcast - The Noise Made By People

Broadcast - The Noise Made By People
March 20, 2000
Electronic
Critic Score
81
4 reviews
User Score
81
10 reviews

176. The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee

The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
November 5, 2002
Indie Folk
Critic Score
73
5 reviews
User Score
85
17 reviews

175. Various Artists - Total 3

Various Artists - Total 3
July 31, 2001
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
81
1 review

174. Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy
April 5, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
7 reviews
User Score
86
19 reviews

173. Herbert - Bodily Functions

Herbert - Bodily Functions
June 5, 2001
Electronic
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
User Score
89
12 reviews

172. Constantines - Shine a Light

Constantines - Shine a Light
August 19, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
5 reviews
User Score
84
8 reviews

171. The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike

The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightning, Strike
September 13, 2004
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
9 reviews
User Score
83
50 reviews

Their debut album, Thunder, Lightning, Strike, is a hazy blend of nostalgia, evoking that period through a melange of action hero theme songs, early hip-hop (from 1979-82, in particular), and traces of 70s sunshine funk.

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170. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors

Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
May 29, 2000
Folk
Critic Score
71
5 reviews
User Score
82
28 reviews

169. Common - Like Water for Chocolate

Common - Like Water for Chocolate
March 28, 2000
Hip Hop
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
User Score
86
29 reviews

168. Califone - Roots & Crowns

Califone - Roots & Crowns
October 10, 2006
Indie Folk
Critic Score
78
7 reviews
User Score
79
4 reviews

167. Annie - Anniemal

Annie - Anniemal
September 28, 2004
Electropop
Critic Score
84
9 reviews
User Score
85
29 reviews

166. Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance

Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance
November 20, 2001
Experimental
Critic Score
79
4 reviews
User Score
83
11 reviews

165. Ricardo Villalobos - Alcachofa

Ricardo Villalobos - Alcachofa
September 19, 2003
Minimal
Critic Score
83
2 reviews
User Score
83
4 reviews

164. Les Savy Fav - Emor: Rome Upside Down

Les Savy Fav - Emor: Rome Upside Down
July 18, 2000
Indie Rock
Critic Score
85
2 reviews
User Score
85
3 reviews

163. DJ /rupture - Uproot

DJ /rupture - Uproot
October 7, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
User Score
80
7 reviews

162. Wu-Tang Clan - The W

Wu-Tang Clan - The W
November 21, 2000
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
4 reviews
User Score
80
15 reviews

161. Air France - No Way Down

Air France - No Way Down
June 26, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
78
5 reviews
User Score
84
23 reviews

160. Deerhunter - Cryptograms

Deerhunter - Cryptograms
January 29, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
82
87 reviews

159. Girl Talk - Night Ripper

Girl Talk - Night Ripper
May 9, 2006
Mashup
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
User Score
83
16 reviews

158. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
February 21, 2006
Indie Rock
Critic Score
87
11 reviews
User Score
85
68 reviews

Encapsulating and elevating the best of Destroyer's back catalog, Destroyer's Rubies serves as a potent reminder that the intelligence of Bejar's songs has never obfuscated their emotional weight.

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157. Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow

Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow
March 4, 2003
Noise Rock
Critic Score
82
6 reviews
User Score
84
26 reviews

156. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
March 22, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
11 reviews
User Score
83
146 reviews

155. Clipse - Lord Willin'

Clipse - Lord Willin'
August 20, 2002
Hip Hop
Critic Score
64
5 reviews
User Score
80
11 reviews

154. Ghostface Killah - The Pretty Toney Album

Ghostface Killah - The Pretty Toney Album
April 20, 2004
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
7 reviews
User Score
80
9 reviews

153. Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala

Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
October 9, 2007
Indie Pop
Critic Score
83
12 reviews
User Score
86
56 reviews

152. Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
May 15, 2001
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
6 reviews
User Score
88
31 reviews

151. The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows

The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
February 3, 2004
Indie Rock
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
User Score
83
44 reviews
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