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Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

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51. Spoon - Kill The Moonlight

Spoon - Kill The Moonlight
August 20, 2002
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
7 reviews
User Score
87
24 reviews

52. M.I.A. - Arular

M.I.A. - Arular
March 22, 2005
Electropop
Critic Score
88
6 reviews
User Score
85
51 reviews

53. Kings of Leon - Only By The Night

Kings of Leon - Only By The Night
September 23, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
56
10 reviews
User Score
68
32 reviews

54. Norah Jones - Come Away with Me

Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
February 26, 2002
Jazz
Critic Score
77
3 reviews
User Score
81
11 reviews

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 reviews

56. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Indie Rock
Critic Score
81
15 reviews
User Score
84
150 reviews

57. Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism

Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
October 7, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
84
35 reviews

58. Danger Mouse - The Grey Album

Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
February 3, 2004
Hip Hop
Critic Score
83
5 reviews
User Score
80
2 reviews

59. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
August 22, 2002
Indie Rock
Critic Score
89
12 reviews
User Score
89
121 reviews

60. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
May 26, 2009
Indie Pop
Critic Score
85
15 reviews
User Score
83
121 reviews

61. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
June 19, 2001
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
5 reviews
User Score
85
37 reviews

62. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man

Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man
October 17, 2000
Country
Critic Score
76
3 reviews
User Score
84
6 reviews

63. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak
November 24, 2008
Hip Hop
Critic Score
75
17 reviews
User Score
78
94 reviews

64. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)

Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
July 31, 2001
Alt-Country
Critic Score
75
3 reviews
User Score
88
5 reviews

65. Manu Chao - Próxima Estación: Esperanza

Manu Chao - Próxima Estación: Esperanza
June 5, 2001
Reggae
Critic Score
79
4 reviews
User Score
79
2 reviews

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
88
9 reviews
User Score
85
38 reviews

67. Björk - Vespertine

Björk - Vespertine
August 28, 2001
Experimental
Critic Score
83
8 reviews
User Score
89
44 reviews

68. U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb

U2 - How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb
November 23, 2004
Rock
Critic Score
74
7 reviews
User Score
72
23 reviews

69. Missy Elliott - Under Construction

Missy Elliott - Under Construction
November 12, 2002
Hip Hop
Critic Score
73
4 reviews
User Score
82
1 review

70. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Indie Rock
Critic Score
88
8 reviews
User Score
87
17 reviews

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
8 reviews
User Score
83
9 reviews

72. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
March 9, 2004
Indie Rock
Critic Score
83
10 reviews
User Score
85
73 reviews

73. Coldplay - Parachutes

Coldplay - Parachutes
November 7, 2000
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
67
4 reviews
User Score
79
65 reviews

74. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium
May 9, 2006
Rock
Critic Score
57
7 reviews
User Score
71
30 reviews

75. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
March 6, 2007
Indie Rock
Critic Score
87
15 reviews
User Score
84
163 reviews

76. Sigur Rós - ()

Sigur Rós - ()
October 29, 2002
Post-Rock
Critic Score
80
8 reviews
User Score
88
43 reviews

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
82
5 reviews
User Score
86
19 reviews

78. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise

Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
July 5, 2005
Chamber Pop
Critic Score
89
11 reviews
User Score
90
142 reviews

79. The New Pornographers - Electric Version

The New Pornographers - Electric Version
May 6, 2003
Indie Rock
Critic Score
84
4 reviews
User Score
80
8 reviews

80. Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood

Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
August 19, 2003
Rock
Critic Score
60
7 reviews
User Score
78
15 reviews

81. Ryan Adams - Gold

Ryan Adams - Gold
September 25, 2001
Alt-Country
Critic Score
70
6 reviews
User Score
84
10 reviews

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
39 reviews

83. The Black Keys - Attack & Release

The Black Keys - Attack & Release
April 1, 2008
Rock
Critic Score
73
10 reviews
User Score
79
30 reviews

84. Eminem - The Eminem Show

Eminem - The Eminem Show
May 28, 2002
Hip Hop
Critic Score
78
6 reviews
User Score
79
37 reviews

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
72
16 reviews
User Score
74
70 reviews

86. The Postal Service - Give Up

The Postal Service - Give Up
February 18, 2003
Electropop
Critic Score
81
10 reviews
User Score
85
47 reviews

87. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
May 9, 2006
Funk
Critic Score
79
13 reviews
User Score
83
12 reviews

88. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Rock
Critic Score
93
9 reviews
User Score
87
17 reviews

89. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
June 10, 2003
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
87
10 reviews
User Score
85
128 reviews

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 reviews

92. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
February 19, 2008
Indie Folk
Critic Score
83
15 reviews
User Score
89
156 reviews

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
85
5 reviews
User Score
83
25 reviews

95. Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor

Alicia Keys - Songs in A Minor
June 5, 2001
Soul
Critic Score
80
6 reviews
User Score
79
5 reviews

96. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

The Streets - Original Pirate Material
October 22, 2002
Hip Hop
Critic Score
87
7 reviews
User Score
85
22 reviews

97. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
May 15, 2007
Alternative Rock
Critic Score
75
11 reviews
User Score
80
31 reviews

98. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
September 12, 2006
Experimental Rock
Critic Score
88
15 reviews
User Score
88
74 reviews

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 review

100. Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs

Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs
October 9, 2001
Singer-Songwriter
Critic Score
78
3 reviews
User Score
83
2 reviews
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