Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

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47. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
June 3, 2008
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

46. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds

Justin Timberlake - FutureSex / LoveSounds
September 12, 2006
Critic Score
75
11 reviews

45. Kanye West - Graduation

Kanye West - Graduation
September 11, 2007
Critic Score
76
17 reviews

43. The Killers - Hot Fuss

The Killers - Hot Fuss
June 15, 2004
Critic Score
68
10 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
Critic Score
81
17 reviews
A start-to-finish rush of invigorating riffs and pointed narratives that heightens with repeated exposure.

40. Kanye West - Late Registration

Kanye West - Late Registration
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

He steps up his lyrical game, shows off his epic production skills, reaches higher, pushes harder and claims the whole world of music as hip-hop turf.

39. Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak

Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
February 22, 2005
Critic Score
64
13 reviews

38. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
September 5, 2000
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

37. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'

50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
February 6, 2003
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

36. U2 - No Line on the Horizon

U2 - No Line on the Horizon
March 3, 2009
Critic Score
64
23 reviews

34. OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
September 23, 2003
Critic Score
84
12 reviews

33. Daft Punk - Discovery

Daft Punk - Discovery
March 13, 2001
Critic Score
74
11 reviews

The first five songs are the work of a real band, Daft Punk, whoever the hell they are ... As for the rest, it grows anonymous, and not in the artful way that Daft Punk used to capitalize on.

32. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
June 10, 2008
Critic Score
81
15 reviews

31. My Morning Jacket - Z

My Morning Jacket - Z
October 4, 2005
Critic Score
82
14 reviews

30. Radiohead - In Rainbows

Radiohead - In Rainbows
October 10, 2007
Critic Score
88
24 reviews

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

29. Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun

Sigur Rós - Agaetis Byrjun
June 12, 1999
Critic Score
85
11 reviews

26. Cat Power - The Greatest

Cat Power - The Greatest
January 24, 2006
Critic Score
81
16 reviews

25. Radiohead - Amnesiac

Radiohead - Amnesiac
June 5, 2001
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

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

24. Bruce Springsteen - Magic

Bruce Springsteen - Magic
October 2, 2007
Critic Score
73
16 reviews

23. D'Angelo - Voodoo

D'Angelo - Voodoo
January 25, 2000
Critic Score
92
5 reviews

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

22. Green Day - American Idiot

Green Day - American Idiot
September 21, 2004
Critic Score
75
14 reviews

21. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

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

19. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
October 27, 2006
Critic Score
75
15 reviews

18. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
October 2, 2007
Critic Score
72
15 reviews

17. Beck - Sea Change

Beck - Sea Change
September 24, 2002
Critic Score
83
9 reviews

16. OutKast - Stankonia

OutKast - Stankonia
October 31, 2000
Critic Score
89
8 reviews

15. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising

Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
July 30, 2002
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

14. Jay-Z - The Black Album

Jay-Z - The Black Album
November 14, 2003
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

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

U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
October 31, 2000
Critic Score
68
9 reviews

11. Bob Dylan - Love and Theft

Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
September 11, 2001
Critic Score
84
7 reviews

10. Kanye West - The College Dropout

Kanye West - The College Dropout
February 10, 2004
Critic Score
81
10 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.

9. M.I.A. - Kala

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

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

8. Bob Dylan - Modern Times

Bob Dylan - Modern Times
August 29, 2006
Critic Score
91
14 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.

7. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
May 23, 2000
Critic Score
82
7 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.

6. Arcade Fire - Funeral

Arcade Fire - Funeral
September 14, 2004
Critic Score
95
15 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.

5. The White Stripes - Elephant

The White Stripes - Elephant
April 1, 2003
Critic Score
81
13 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.

4. Jay-Z - The Blueprint

Jay-Z - The Blueprint
September 11, 2001
Critic Score
83
7 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.

3. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
91
11 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.

2. The Strokes - Is This It

The Strokes - Is This It
October 9, 2001
Critic Score
89
11 reviews

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

1. Radiohead - Kid A

Radiohead - Kid A
October 3, 2000
Critic Score
88
11 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.

Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-albums-of-the-2000s-20110718
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