Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s



LIST SUMMARY
VIEW ORIGINAL LIST
List Rating
81
597 ratings
Genre Breakdown
Hip Hop (17), Indie Rock (16), Rock (15), Alternative Rock (10), Singer-Songwriter (7), Folk (6), Experimental Rock (5), Indie Folk (4), Soul (3), Indie Pop (3), Alt-Country (3), Electropop (3), Garage Rock (3), Post-Rock (2), Electronic (2), Country (2), Chamber Pop (2), Reggae (1), Indietronica (1), Pop Rock (1), Art Rock (1), Funk (1), Psychedelic (1), Punk Rock (1), World (1), Post-Punk (1), Alternative Metal (1), Experimental (1), Metal (1), Pop (1), Jazz (1), Dance Punk (1)

51. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
August 20, 2002
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
85
6 reviews
USER SCORE
88
17 ratings

52. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
88
6 reviews
USER SCORE
86
45 ratings

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
65
26 ratings

54. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
February 26, 2002
Jazz
CRITIC SCORE
77
3 reviews
USER SCORE
83
10 ratings

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
79
2 ratings

56. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84
132 ratings

57. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism

Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
October 7, 2003
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
78
10 reviews
USER SCORE
84
32 ratings

58. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album

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

59. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
August 22, 2002
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
90
11 reviews
USER SCORE
90
103 ratings

60. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

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

61. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
June 19, 2001
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
82
4 reviews
USER SCORE
86
31 ratings

62. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man
October 17, 2000
Country
CRITIC SCORE
76
3 reviews
USER SCORE
82
4 ratings

63. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
November 24, 2008
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
76
16 reviews
USER SCORE
78
81 ratings

64. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)

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

65. Manu Chao - Próxima Estación: Esperanza

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

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
33 ratings

67. Björk - Vespertine

Björk - Vespertine
August 28, 2001
Experimental
CRITIC SCORE
84
7 reviews
USER SCORE
90
38 ratings

68. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
November 23, 2004
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
75
6 reviews
USER SCORE
71
20 ratings

69. Missy Elliott - Under Construction

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

70. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
87
7 reviews
USER SCORE
90
14 ratings

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
84
8 ratings

72. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
March 9, 2004
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
83
9 reviews
USER SCORE
86
65 ratings

73. Coldplay - Parachutes

Coldplay - Parachutes
November 7, 2000
Alternative Rock
CRITIC SCORE
67
4 reviews
USER SCORE
78
55 ratings

74. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
May 9, 2006
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
58
7 reviews
USER SCORE
71
24 ratings

75. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
14 reviews
USER SCORE
84
148 ratings

76. Sigur Rós - ()

Sigur Rós - ()
October 29, 2002
Post-Rock
CRITIC SCORE
79
6 reviews
USER SCORE
89
34 ratings

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
4 reviews
USER SCORE
85
14 ratings

78. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise

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

79. The New Pornographers - Electric Version

The New Pornographers - Electric Version
May 6, 2003
Indie Rock
CRITIC SCORE
84
4 reviews
USER SCORE
80
7 ratings

80. Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood

Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
August 19, 2003
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
54
5 reviews
USER SCORE
79
13 ratings

81. Ryan Adams - Gold

Ryan Adams - Gold
September 25, 2001
Alt-Country
CRITIC SCORE
71
6 reviews
USER SCORE
83
8 ratings

82. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R

Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
June 6, 2000
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
88
6 reviews
USER SCORE
84
28 ratings

83. The Black Keys - Attack & Release

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

84. Eminem - The Eminem Show

Eminem - The Eminem Show
May 28, 2002
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
78
6 reviews
USER SCORE
79
30 ratings

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
73
16 reviews
USER SCORE
74
60 ratings

86. The Postal Service - Give Up

The Postal Service - Give Up
February 18, 2003
Electropop
CRITIC SCORE
83
9 reviews
USER SCORE
85
38 ratings

87. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
May 9, 2006
Funk
CRITIC SCORE
80
11 reviews
USER SCORE
84
9 ratings

88. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
93
8 reviews
USER SCORE
88
15 ratings

89. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

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

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
5 ratings

92. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
CRITIC SCORE
85
12 reviews
USER SCORE
89
141 ratings

93. Johnny Cash - Unearthed

Johnny Cash - Unearthed
November 25, 2003
Country
CRITIC SCORE
95
2 reviews
USER SCORE
NR

94. The Libertines - Up The Bracket

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

95. Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor

Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor
June 5, 2001
Soul
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
78
4 ratings

96. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

The Streets - Original Pirate Material
October 22, 2002
Hip Hop
CRITIC SCORE
86
7 reviews
USER SCORE
85
17 ratings

97. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

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

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
14 reviews
USER SCORE
88
64 ratings

99. The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me

The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me
March 16, 2004
Rock
CRITIC SCORE
81
6 reviews
USER SCORE
89
1 rating

100. Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs

Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs
October 9, 2001
Singer-Songwriter
CRITIC SCORE
78
3 reviews
USER SCORE
77
1 rating
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