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The Best Rock Albums of the 2000s

1. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

Brian Wilson - SMiLE
September 28, 2004
Critic Score
96
12 reviews

2. The Wrens - The Meadowlands

The Wrens - The Meadowlands
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
94
5 reviews

3. Nirvana - Live at Reading

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

4. Arcade Fire - Funeral

Arcade Fire - Funeral
September 14, 2004
Critic Score
93
19 reviews

5. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

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

7. Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump

Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
November 7, 2000
Critic Score
90
7 reviews

8. Menomena - I Am the Fun Blame Monster

Menomena - I Am the Fun Blame Monster
June 20, 2003
Critic Score
89
5 reviews

9. Low - Things We Lost in the Fire

Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
February 6, 2001
Critic Score
89
7 reviews

10. Led Zeppelin - Mothership

Led Zeppelin - Mothership
October 12, 2007
Critic Score
89
6 reviews

11. Radiohead - In Rainbows

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

12. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica

Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
June 13, 2000
Critic Score
88
6 reviews

13. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

Sleater-Kinney - The Woods
May 24, 2005
Critic Score
88
13 reviews

14. Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt

Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt
June 21, 2004
Critic Score
88
8 reviews

15. Idlewild - 100 Broken Windows

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

16. Les Savy Fav - Inches

Les Savy Fav - Inches
April 20, 2004
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

17. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain
September 12, 2006
Critic Score
87
19 reviews

18. Owen - New Leaves

Owen - New Leaves
September 22, 2009
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

19. Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
August 22, 2002
Critic Score
87
10 reviews

20. The Strokes - Is This It

The Strokes - Is This It
August 27, 2001
Critic Score
87
11 reviews

21. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
July 3, 2001
Critic Score
87
6 reviews

23. Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos

Café Tacvba - Cuatro Caminos
July 1, 2003
Critic Score
87
8 reviews

24. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

TV on the Radio - Dear Science
September 22, 2008
Critic Score
87
27 reviews

25. Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies

Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
February 21, 2006
Critic Score
87
12 reviews
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