Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST

List Rating: 81
Based on 597 album ratings

Genre Breakdown:
Hip Hop (17), Indie Rock (16), Rock (15), Alternative Rock (10), Singer-Songwriter (6), Folk (6), Experimental Rock (5), Electronic (3), Indie Pop (3), Garage Rock (3), Alt-Country (3), Electropop (3), Soul (3), Country (2), Indie Folk (2), Chamber Pop (2), Post-Rock (2), Reggae (1), Psychedelic (1), Pop Rock (1), Punk Rock (1), World (1), Funk (1), Post-Punk (1), Alternative Metal (1), Experimental (1), Metal (1), Pop (1), Jazz (1)

51. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
August 20, 2002
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
5 reviews
USER SCORE
88



52. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
89
5 reviews
USER SCORE
86



53. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
September 23, 2008
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
55
8 reviews
USER SCORE
63



54. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
February 26, 2002
Jazz
CRITIC SCORE
80
2 reviews
USER SCORE
84



55. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand
October 23, 2007
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
75



56. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
85



57. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism

Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
October 7, 2003
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
9 reviews
USER SCORE
84



58. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album

Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
February 3, 2004
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
84
5 reviews
USER SCORE
80



59. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
August 22, 2002
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
93
9 reviews
USER SCORE
90



60. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
CRITIC SCORE
86
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84



61. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
June 19, 2001
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
3 reviews
USER SCORE
85



62. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man
October 17, 2000
Country
CRITIC SCORE
80
2 reviews
USER SCORE
82



63. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
November 24, 2008
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
75
14 reviews
USER SCORE
77



64. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
July 31, 2001
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
81
2 reviews
USER SCORE
85



65. Manu Chao - Próxima Estación: Esperanza

Manu Chao - Próxima Estación: Esperanza
June 5, 2001
Reggae
CRITIC SCORE
79
3 reviews
USER SCORE
79



66. Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now

Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now
February 1, 2005
Chamber Pop
CRITIC SCORE
90
6 reviews
USER SCORE
85



67. Björk - Vespertine

Björk - Vespertine
August 28, 2001
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
84
6 reviews
USER SCORE
90



68. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
November 23, 2004
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
5 reviews
USER SCORE
71



69. Missy Elliott - Under Construction

Missy Elliott - Under Construction
November 12, 2002
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
73
4 reviews
USER SCORE
82



70. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
5 reviews
USER SCORE
91



71. Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground
August 13, 2002
Folk
CRITIC SCORE
82
7 reviews
USER SCORE
85



72. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
March 9, 2004
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
8 reviews
USER SCORE
85



73. Coldplay - Parachutes

Coldplay - Parachutes
November 7, 2000
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
66
3 reviews
USER SCORE
80



74. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
May 9, 2006
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
55
6 reviews
USER SCORE
71



75. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
13 reviews
USER SCORE
84



76. Sigur Rós - ()

Sigur Rós - ()
October 29, 2002
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
80
4 reviews
USER SCORE
89



77. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out
February 22, 2000
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
3 reviews
USER SCORE
86



78. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise

Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
July 5, 2005
Chamber Pop
CRITIC SCORE
89
7 reviews
USER SCORE
90



79. The New Pornographers - Electric Version

The New Pornographers - Electric Version
May 6, 2003
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
4 reviews
USER SCORE
76



80. Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood

Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
August 19, 2003
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
50
4 reviews
USER SCORE
82



81. Ryan Adams - Gold

Ryan Adams - Gold
September 25, 2001
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
69
5 reviews
USER SCORE
85



82. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R

Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
June 6, 2000
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
90
5 reviews
USER SCORE
86



83. The Black Keys - Attack & Release

The Black Keys - Attack & Release
April 1, 2008
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
74
9 reviews
USER SCORE
81



84. Eminem - The Eminem Show

Eminem - The Eminem Show
May 28, 2002
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
78
5 reviews
USER SCORE
80



85. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends
June 17, 2008
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
71
13 reviews
USER SCORE
73



86. The Postal Service - Give Up

The Postal Service - Give Up
February 18, 2003
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
84
7 reviews
USER SCORE
85



87. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
May 9, 2006
Funk
CRITIC SCORE
80
11 reviews
USER SCORE
82



88. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
92
7 reviews
USER SCORE
91



89. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
June 10, 2003
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
8 reviews
USER SCORE
85



90. Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche a Bamako

Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche a Bamako
August 2, 2005
World
CRITIC SCORE
82
4 reviews
USER SCORE
NR



91. The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious

The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
April 10, 2000
Garage Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
3 reviews
USER SCORE
77



92. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
86
11 reviews
USER SCORE
90



93. Johnny Cash - Unearthed

Johnny Cash - Unearthed
November 25, 2003
Country
CRITIC SCORE
90
1 review
USER SCORE
NR



94. The Libertines - Up The Bracket

The Libertines - Up The Bracket
March 18, 2003
Post-Punk
CRITIC SCORE
86
4 reviews
USER SCORE
84



95. Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor

Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor
June 5, 2001
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
83
4 reviews
USER SCORE
82



96. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

The Streets - Original Pirate Material
October 22, 2002
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
86
7 reviews
USER SCORE
84



97. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
May 15, 2007
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
76
10 reviews
USER SCORE
81



98. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
September 12, 2006
Experimental Rock
CRITIC SCORE
89
13 reviews
USER SCORE
88



99. The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me

The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
March 16, 2004
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
5 reviews
USER SCORE
89



100. Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs

Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs
October 9, 2001
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
80
2 reviews
USER SCORE
77



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