Popmatters' 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

Popmatters' 100 Best Albums of the 2000s

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99.

Bubba Sparxxx - Deliverance
September 16, 2003
Critic Score
70
8 reviews

98.

Mastodon - Leviathan
August 31, 2004
Critic Score
94
4 reviews

97.

Autechre - Confield
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
77
6 reviews

96.

Iron & Wine - The Shepherd's Dog
September 25, 2007
Critic Score
84
21 reviews

95.

Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
July 10, 2007
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

94.

Elliott Smith - Figure 8
April 18, 2000
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

93.

The Clientele - Strange Geometry
August 30, 2005
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

92.

Guided By Voices - Isolation Drills
April 10, 2001
Critic Score
75
4 reviews

91.

Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
May 19, 2009
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

Most artists spend their careers attempting to move away from their early work, refusing to look back or take inspiration from their past. Why? Is it embarrassment they feel when confronted with their younger selves? Determination to continuously improve on what’s gone before? Or is it the worry that, should they return to any previous incarnation, they’ll invite unwanted comparison with a time when they were, perhaps, better?

89.

Amon Tobin - Foley Room
March 5, 2007
Critic Score
75
6 reviews

87.

The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
October 3, 2006
Critic Score
82
18 reviews

86.

Boards of Canada - Geogaddi
February 19, 2002
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

85.

My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves
September 9, 2003
Critic Score
80
10 reviews

84.

Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
September 11, 2001
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

83.

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
May 15, 2001
Critic Score
85
7 reviews

82.

Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
May 1, 2007
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

While Lambert obviously sees herself as the headstrong country rock rebel that all the little girls will understand, the true joys of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend are to be found elsewhere.

81.

D'Angelo - Voodoo
January 25, 2000
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

79.

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
September 8, 2009
Critic Score
87
19 reviews

76.

The Postal Service - Give Up
February 18, 2003
Critic Score
81
13 reviews

75.

U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
October 31, 2000
Critic Score
74
9 reviews

74.

The Bug - London Zoo
July 7, 2008
Critic Score
87
10 reviews

73.

Harvey Danger - King James Version
September 12, 2000
Critic Score
68
3 reviews

72.

J Dilla - Donuts
February 7, 2006
Critic Score
86
9 reviews

71.

Doves - Lost Souls
October 17, 2000
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

70.

Bloc Party - A Weekend in the City
February 6, 2007
Critic Score
65
24 reviews

68.

Steve Earle - Jerusalem
September 24, 2002
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

67.

Joanna Newsom - Ys
November 14, 2006
Critic Score
86
25 reviews
The result, I believe, is a singular work of art whose power will only grow over time.

66.

Fugazi - The Argument
October 16, 2001
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

65.

The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
August 23, 2005
Critic Score
86
14 reviews

63.

Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill
October 19, 2004
Critic Score
83
19 reviews

62.

System of a Down - Toxicity
September 4, 2001
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

60.

Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
September 5, 2000
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

59.

Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
April 27, 2004
Critic Score
85
16 reviews

58.

Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway
November 4, 2003
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

57.

Caribou - Up in Flames
March 31, 2003
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

56.

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
October 21, 2003
Critic Score
85
15 reviews

55.

The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
November 21, 2000
Critic Score
85
5 reviews

54.

Opeth - Blackwater Park
March 13, 2001
Critic Score
83
3 reviews

53.

Scott Walker - The Drift
May 23, 2006
Critic Score
84
16 reviews

52.

Madvillain - Madvillainy
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
88
10 reviews
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