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Slant Magazine's 100 Best Albums of the Aughts

Slant Magazine's 100 Best Albums of the Aughts

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98. Clipse - Lord Willin'

Clipse - Lord Willin'
August 20, 2002
Critic Score
66
5 reviews

97. Bat For Lashes - Two Suns

Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
April 7, 2009
Critic Score
80
24 reviews

96. Gorillaz - Gorillaz

Gorillaz - Gorillaz
June 19, 2001
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

95. The Knife - Silent Shout

The Knife - Silent Shout
February 17, 2006
Critic Score
81
12 reviews

94. Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain

Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
September 11, 2000
Critic Score
78
4 reviews

93. Hot Chip - The Warning

Hot Chip - The Warning
June 13, 2006
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

92. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
May 9, 2006
Critic Score
81
17 reviews

91. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
October 21, 2003
Critic Score
82
12 reviews

90. Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground

Erykah Badu - Worldwide Underground
September 16, 2003
Critic Score
62
6 reviews

89. Radiohead - In Rainbows

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

As with almost every Radiohead album, there are moments of brilliance, inventiveness, and surprise.

88. M. Ward - Transfiguration of Vincent

M. Ward - Transfiguration of Vincent
March 18, 2003
Critic Score
81
4 reviews

87. Missy Elliott - This Is Not a Test!

Missy Elliott - This Is Not a Test!
November 25, 2003
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

86. The National - Alligator

The National - Alligator
April 12, 2005
Critic Score
77
11 reviews

84. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

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

83. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender

Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
March 23, 2004
Critic Score
88
7 reviews

82. Damien Rice - O

Damien Rice - O
February 1, 2002
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

79. Goldfrapp - Black Cherry

Goldfrapp - Black Cherry
April 23, 2003
Critic Score
76
10 reviews

78. Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season

Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of Season
October 28, 2002
Critic Score
85
8 reviews

77. Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose

Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose
April 27, 2004
Critic Score
86
14 reviews

76. Panda Bear - Person Pitch

Panda Bear - Person Pitch
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
83
17 reviews

74. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
January 29, 2008
Critic Score
82
24 reviews

73. Sigur Rós - ()

Sigur Rós - ()
October 29, 2002
Critic Score
81
10 reviews

72. Aaliyah - Aaliyah

Aaliyah - Aaliyah
July 7, 2001
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

71. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
March 20, 2007
Critic Score
85
24 reviews

69. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

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

The album sits comfortably somewhere in between the computer-generated Kid A and the prog-rock splendor of OK Computer, which is an inch in the right direction but still a whole step away.

66. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

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

65. Miranda Lambert - Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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

Brash, insightful, wry, and, above all else, smart, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend confirms that Miranda Lambert is far more than just the latest in a long line of bad girls: She's a country music legend in the making, and the most vital artist Music Row has produced in a generation.

64. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

The Shins - Oh, Inverted World
June 19, 2001
Critic Score
85
6 reviews

62. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
January 20, 2009
Critic Score
92
29 reviews

Soulful and almost structurally flawless, Merriweather finds one of the most talented, most creative pop bands finally and gloriously figuring it all out.

59. Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele

Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
February 8, 2000
Critic Score
83
7 reviews

58. Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers

Silver Jews - Tanglewood Numbers
October 18, 2005
Critic Score
80
9 reviews

57. Carina Round - The Disconnection

Carina Round - The Disconnection
March 9, 2004
Critic Score
88
4 reviews

56. Kleerup - Kleerup

Kleerup - Kleerup
May 19, 2008
Critic Score
70
8 reviews

54. Missy Elliott - Under Construction

Missy Elliott - Under Construction
November 12, 2002
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

53. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

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

Their music is accessible, but what makes the band stand out aside from their "weird" presentation is their refusal to compromise their artistic integrity.

52. Kanye West - The College Dropout

Kanye West - The College Dropout
February 10, 2004
Critic Score
83
11 reviews

Like every hip-hop album (even the great ones), Kanye West's The College Dropout is marred by too many guest artists, too many interludes, and just too many songs period. 

51. Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun

Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun
November 21, 2000
Critic Score
83
6 reviews

With Mama’s Gun, Badu reintroduces her fresh hybrid of organic grooves, live instrumentation and the latest recording technology.

Original Source: https://www.slantmagazine.com/features/article/best-of-the-aughts-albums
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