NME's Top 100 Albums of the 2000s

NME's Top 100 Albums of the 2000s

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100. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Indietronica
Critic Score
72
15 reviews
User Score
80
255 reviews

99. The Maccabees - Colour It In

The Maccabees - Colour It In
May 22, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
65
8 reviews
User Score
74
12 reviews

98. Gorillaz - Demon Days

Gorillaz - Demon Days
May 24, 2005
Trip Hop
Critic Score
75
16 reviews
User Score
83
283 reviews

97. Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun

Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun
June 12, 1999
Post-Rock
Critic Score
85
11 reviews
User Score
91
352 reviews

96. Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound

Shellac - Excellent Italian Greyhound
June 5, 2007
Noise Rock
Critic Score
72
6 reviews
User Score
77
5 reviews

95. Björk - Vespertine

Björk - Vespertine
August 28, 2001
Art Pop
Critic Score
83
11 reviews
User Score
89
249 reviews

94. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Hörse of the Dög

The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Hörse of the Dög
September 30, 2002
Critic Score
60
1 review
User Score
65
2 reviews

93. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
June 28, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
9 reviews
User Score
83
56 reviews

92. The Sleepy Jackson - Lovers

The Sleepy Jackson - Lovers
June 30, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
76
7 reviews
User Score
75
2 reviews

91. Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends

Les Savy Fav - Let's Stay Friends
September 18, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
16 reviews
User Score
81
10 reviews

LSF haven’t made their definitive record by accident. The signs were there on 2001’s ‘Go Forth’ – but this is a step up and into the best party on Earth.

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90. Gallows - Orchestra of Wolves

Gallows - Orchestra of Wolves
September 25, 2006
Hardcore Punk
Critic Score
80
5 reviews
User Score
84
2 reviews

89. Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight

Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight
April 14, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
12 reviews
User Score
83
35 reviews

88. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - The Letting Go
September 19, 2006
Folk
Critic Score
82
10 reviews
User Score
84
10 reviews

87. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
18 reviews
User Score
87
487 reviews

86. The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead

The Twilight Sad - Forget the Night Ahead
September 22, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
71
16 reviews
User Score
78
6 reviews

85. Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me

Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me
August 13, 2001
Hip Hop
Critic Score
66
5 reviews
User Score
90
1 review

84. Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch

Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
August 17, 2004
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
71
8 reviews
User Score
81
23 reviews

83. Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim

Laura Marling - Alas, I Cannot Swim
February 11, 2008
Folk
Critic Score
72
10 reviews
User Score
77
39 reviews

82. mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas

mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas
September 22, 2002
Noise Rock
Critic Score
82
5 reviews
User Score
81
13 reviews

81. Field Music - Field Music

Field Music - Field Music
August 8, 2005
Indie Pop
Critic Score
81
7 reviews
User Score
83
3 reviews

80. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album

Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
February 3, 2004
Hip Hop
Critic Score
86
8 reviews
User Score
81
12 reviews

79. Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood

Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
August 19, 2003
Rock
Critic Score
72
9 reviews
User Score
73
49 reviews

78. Belle & Sebastian - Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant

Belle & Sebastian - Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant
June 6, 2000
Indie Pop
Critic Score
72
6 reviews
User Score
77
24 reviews

77. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas
March 7, 2006
Folk Rock
Critic Score
73
6 reviews
User Score
75
3 reviews

76. Capdown - Civil Disobedients

Capdown - Civil Disobedients
May 22, 2000
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

75. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
October 21, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
80
11 reviews
User Score
85
134 reviews

74. Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me

Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
November 20, 2006
Emo
Critic Score
80
11 reviews
User Score
85
145 reviews

73. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
October 15, 2002
Indie Rock
Critic Score
86
9 reviews
User Score
88
167 reviews

72. M.I.A. - Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
August 21, 2007
Electropop
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
86
217 reviews

MIA's skills don’t necessarily lie in her singing, rapping or lyrics, rather the clarity of her vision.

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71. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Rock
Critic Score
94
10 reviews
User Score
88
49 reviews

70. Glasvegas - Glasvegas

Glasvegas - Glasvegas
January 6, 2009
Indie Rock
Critic Score
69
19 reviews
User Score
76
17 reviews

69. Biffy Clyro - Puzzle

Biffy Clyro - Puzzle
June 4, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
65
7 reviews
User Score
76
18 reviews

It’s not fashionable, it doesn’t have a haircut, it doesn’t strut about all cocksure in fancy matching military wear. No, ‘Puzzle’ is substance over style.

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68. The Horrors - Primary Colours

The Horrors - Primary Colours
May 5, 2009
Post-Punk
Critic Score
78
17 reviews
User Score
83
74 reviews

67. Botch - We Are the Romans

Botch - We Are the Romans
November 1, 1999
Mathcore
Critic Score
90
4 reviews
User Score
83
10 reviews

66. Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling

Mogwai - The Hawk Is Howling
September 23, 2008
Post-Rock
Critic Score
66
14 reviews
User Score
73
30 reviews

65. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations

Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
July 3, 2006
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
67
19 reviews
User Score
76
175 reviews

64. The Radio Dept. - Lesser Matters

The Radio Dept. - Lesser Matters
March 4, 2003
Dream Pop
Critic Score
86
4 reviews
User Score
86
34 reviews

63. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
October 9, 2000
Post-Rock
Critic Score
87
6 reviews
User Score
91
309 reviews

62. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R

Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
June 6, 2000
Rock
Critic Score
85
7 reviews
User Score
85
134 reviews

A heady mix of speed-addled punk rock, huge, sky-filling psychedelic majesty and sex-crazed black humour. For fans of Kyuss, this is his best album since 'Welcome To Sky Valley', for everyone else, it's just the best, most important rock album for years.

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61. The National - Alligator

The National - Alligator
April 12, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
84
197 reviews

60. Green Day - American Idiot

Green Day - American Idiot
September 21, 2004
Punk Rock
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
79
180 reviews

59. The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America

The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
October 3, 2006
Rock
Critic Score
85
13 reviews
User Score
82
38 reviews

58. Liars - Drum's Not Dead

Liars - Drum's Not Dead
March 21, 2006
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
80
16 reviews
User Score
85
52 reviews

57. OutKast - Stankonia

OutKast - Stankonia
October 31, 2000
Hip Hop
Critic Score
89
8 reviews
User Score
88
265 reviews

56. My Morning Jacket - Z

My Morning Jacket - Z
October 4, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
82
14 reviews
User Score
84
77 reviews

55. Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV

Hard-Fi - Stars of CCTV
July 4, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
70
11 reviews
User Score
69
13 reviews

54. The Golden Virgins - Songs of Praise

The Golden Virgins - Songs of Praise
May 31, 2004
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

53. Jamie T - Panic Prevention

Jamie T - Panic Prevention
August 28, 2007
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
75
9 reviews
User Score
81
14 reviews

52. Rufus Wainwright - Poses

Rufus Wainwright - Poses
June 5, 2001
Folk
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
82
17 reviews

51. The Good, the Bad & the Queen - The Good, the Bad & the Queen

The Good, the Bad & the Queen - The Good, the Bad & the Queen
January 22, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
16 reviews
User Score
76
14 reviews
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