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The Best Alternative Rock Albums of the 2000s

1. Nirvana - Live at Reading

Nirvana - Live at Reading
November 3, 2009
Critic Score
93
13 reviews

2. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
April 23, 2002
Critic Score
92
12 reviews

4. Radiohead - In Rainbows

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

5. Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows

Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows
May 9, 2000
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

8. Beck - Sea Change

Beck - Sea Change
September 24, 2002
Critic Score
86
10 reviews

9. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos

Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
July 1, 2003
Critic Score
86
8 reviews

10. The Smiths - The Sound of The Smiths

The Smiths - The Sound of The Smiths
November 10, 2008
Critic Score
85
11 reviews

13. Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
March 17, 2008
Critic Score
83
18 reviews

14. The Strokes - Room on Fire

The Strokes - Room on Fire
October 28, 2003
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

15. Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago

Wilco - Kicking Television: Live in Chicago
November 15, 2005
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

17. Sonic Youth - Murray Street

Sonic Youth - Murray Street
June 25, 2002
Critic Score
82
9 reviews

18. Aereogramme - Seclusion

Aereogramme - Seclusion
September 20, 2004
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

19. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
June 10, 2003
Critic Score
82
13 reviews

20. Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum

Mark Lanegan Band - Bubblegum
August 10, 2004
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

22. Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis

Jarvis Cocker - Jarvis
November 14, 2006
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

23. Blur - Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur

Blur - Midlife: A Beginner's Guide to Blur
July 28, 2009
Critic Score
81
7 reviews

24. Idlewild - The Remote Part

Idlewild - The Remote Part
July 15, 2002
Critic Score
81
8 reviews

25. Nirvana - Nirvana

Nirvana - Nirvana
October 29, 2002
Critic Score
80
8 reviews
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