Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

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50. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
January 25, 2005
Folk
Critic Score
84
12 reviews
User Score
86
88 reviews

49. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine

Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
October 4, 2005
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
70
7 reviews
User Score
81
34 reviews

48. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

TV on the Radio - Dear Science
September 22, 2008
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
87
21 reviews
User Score
84
144 reviews

47. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
84
21 reviews
User Score
86
279 reviews

46. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds

Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds
September 12, 2006
Pop
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
80
93 reviews

45. Kanye West - Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation
September 11, 2007
Hip Hop
Critic Score
76
17 reviews
User Score
82
295 reviews

44. System of a Down - Toxicity

System of a Down - Toxicity
September 4, 2001
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
79
6 reviews
User Score
84
61 reviews

43. The Killers - Hot Fuss

The Killers - Hot Fuss
June 15, 2004
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
66
9 reviews
User Score
77
108 reviews

42. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

Elliott Smith - Figure 8
April 18, 2000
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
75
7 reviews
User Score
86
25 reviews

41. 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
84
273 reviews
A start-to-finish rush of invigorating riffs and pointed narratives that heightens with repeated exposure.
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40. Kanye West - Late Registration

Kanye West - Late Registration
August 30, 2005
Hip Hop
Critic Score
85
15 reviews
User Score
88
294 reviews

39. Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak

Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
February 22, 2005
Rock
Critic Score
63
10 reviews
User Score
76
39 reviews

38. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
September 5, 2000
Alt-Country
Critic Score
82
6 reviews
User Score
89
36 reviews

37. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'

50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
February 6, 2003
Hip Hop
Critic Score
74
9 reviews
User Score
79
36 reviews

36. U2 - No Line on the Horizon

U2 - No Line on the Horizon
March 3, 2009
Rock
Critic Score
65
22 reviews
User Score
67
43 reviews

35. PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
October 24, 2000
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
70
8 reviews
User Score
86
73 reviews

34. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
September 23, 2003
Hip Hop
Critic Score
84
12 reviews
User Score
86
76 reviews

33. Daft Punk - Discovery

Daft Punk - Discovery
March 13, 2001
Electronic
Critic Score
76
10 reviews
User Score
87
233 reviews

32. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
72
62 reviews

31. My Morning Jacket - Z

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

30. Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead - In Rainbows
October 10, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
88
21 reviews
User Score
91
511 reviews

No wasted moments, no weak tracks:just primo Radiohead.

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29. Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun

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

28. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
April 29, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
77
10 reviews
User Score
84
90 reviews

27. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
July 16, 2002
Neo-Psychedelia
Critic Score
86
8 reviews
User Score
87
187 reviews

26. Cat Power - The Greatest

Cat Power - The Greatest
January 24, 2006
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
16 reviews
User Score
76
23 reviews

25. Radiohead - Amnesiac

Radiohead - Amnesiac
June 5, 2001
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
79
11 reviews
User Score
86
341 reviews

Amnesiac is the work of a band determined to pursue its most wayward and musicianly impulses wherever they might lead.

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24. Bruce Springsteen - Magic

Bruce Springsteen - Magic
October 2, 2007
Rock
Critic Score
73
16 reviews
User Score
76
21 reviews

23. D'Angelo - Voodoo

D'Angelo - Voodoo
January 25, 2000
Neo-Soul
Critic Score
92
5 reviews
User Score
90
83 reviews

The problem is, Voodoo sounds so loose and unfinished, it floats right off into the clouds.

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22. Green Day - American Idiot

Green Day - American Idiot
September 21, 2004
Punk Rock
Critic Score
75
14 reviews
User Score
80
102 reviews

21. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
August 27, 2002
Rock
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
81
153 reviews

20. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
July 3, 2001
Garage Rock
Critic Score
87
6 reviews
User Score
87
157 reviews

19. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
March 13, 2007
Soul
Critic Score
75
15 reviews
User Score
83
94 reviews

18. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
January 22, 2008
Electronic
Critic Score
72
14 reviews
User Score
80
182 reviews

17. Beck - Sea Change

Beck - Sea Change
September 24, 2002
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
83
9 reviews
User Score
83
89 reviews

16. OutKast - Stankonia

OutKast - Stankonia
October 31, 2000
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
7 reviews
User Score
89
156 reviews

15. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising

Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
July 30, 2002
Rock
Critic Score
77
7 reviews
User Score
79
22 reviews

14. Jay Z - The Black Album

Jay Z - The Black Album
November 14, 2003
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
8 reviews
User Score
83
54 reviews

13. U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
October 31, 2000
Rock
Critic Score
65
8 reviews
User Score
71
43 reviews

12. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
March 20, 2007
Dance Punk
Critic Score
85
19 reviews
User Score
89
264 reviews

11. Bob Dylan - Love and Theft

Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
September 11, 2001
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
84
7 reviews
User Score
79
19 reviews

10. Kanye West - The College Dropout

Kanye West - The College Dropout
February 10, 2004
Hip Hop
Critic Score
81
10 reviews
User Score
86
298 reviews

His ace in the hole is his signature cozy sound — dusty soul samples, gospel hymns, drums that pop as if hit for the very first time.

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9. M.I.A. - Kala

M.I.A. - Kala
August 21, 2007
Electropop
Critic Score
86
19 reviews
User Score
87
132 reviews

Kala is less pop-friendly than its predecessor. It'sheavier, noisier, more jagged.

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8. Bob Dylan - Modern Times

Bob Dylan - Modern Times
August 29, 2006
Folk
Critic Score
90
13 reviews
User Score
81
35 reviews

This music is relaxed; it has nothing to prove. It is music of accumulated knowledge, it knows every move, anticipates every step before you take it.

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7. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
May 23, 2000
Hip Hop
Critic Score
82
7 reviews
User Score
87
139 reviews

The Marshall Mathers LP is a car-crash record: loud, wild, dangerous, out of control, grotesque, unsettling. It's also impossible to pull your ears away from.

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6. Arcade Fire - Funeral

Arcade Fire - Funeral
September 14, 2004
Indie Rock
Critic Score
95
12 reviews
User Score
92
545 reviews

The band could have gone for a less direct title, but even then it would have been crystal clear: Funeral captures the agony and even ecstasy of surviving death all around you.

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5. The White Stripes - Elephant

The White Stripes - Elephant
April 1, 2003
Garage Rock
Critic Score
81
13 reviews
User Score
86
193 reviews

Singer-guitarist Jack White and his ex-wife, drummer Meg — the undisputed king and queen of the new garage movement — finally romp and rattle like a fully armed band. It is a glorious thing to hear. It will be one of the best things you hear all year.

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4. Jay Z - The Blueprint

Jay Z - The Blueprint
September 11, 2001
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
7 reviews
User Score
87
100 reviews

Though he's a sharp, detailed writer, a meticulous craftsman and an influential stylist ... Jay-Z is not extremely expressive or innovative, and The Blueprint threatens at times to slide into monotony.

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3. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
91
11 reviews
User Score
91
275 reviews

In Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Tweedy, bassist John Stirratt, keyboard-guitar player Leroy Bach and drummer Glenn Kotche actually bring you the enchanting sound of things falling apart — and gingerly, doggedly coming together again. This is an honest, vivid chaos, and it tells a good story.

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2. The Strokes - Is This It

The Strokes - Is This It
October 9, 2001
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
88
10 reviews
User Score
90
405 reviews

The Strokes' debut album is pure New York rock & roll: all gray-pavement aggression wrapped in black-leather cool.

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1. Radiohead - Kid A

Radiohead - Kid A
October 3, 2000
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
88
11 reviews
User Score
93
543 reviews

This is pop, a music of ornery, glistening guile and honest ache, and it will feel good under your skin once you let it get there.

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