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100 Best Albums of the 2000s

All through the last decade, you'd find a lot of people insisting that the album was dead, a victim of the MP3, the iPod and a la carte downloading. But that never happened. If anything, artists doubled down on the format, resulting in a renaissance of long form artistic statements from a wide range of artists. This list of the decade's 100 best albums includes the work of rock revivalists (the Strokes, the White Stripes), dance floor visionaries (M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem), hip-hop icons (Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West) and old standbys like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and U2, who reinvented their sound without losing touch with what made them living legends. This list is not just an argument in favor of the enduring appeal of the album format, but a compelling case that some of the best music of all time came out between 2000 and 2009.
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Radiohead Kid A
Radiohead Kid A
2
The Strokes Is This It
The Strokes Is This It
3
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
4
Jay-Z - The Blueprint
Jay-Z - The Blueprint
5
The White Stripes - Elephant
The White Stripes - Elephant
6
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Arcade Fire - Funeral
7
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
8
Bob Dylan - Modern Times
Bob Dylan - Modern Times
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9
M.I.A. - Kala
M.I.A. - Kala
10
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Kanye West - The College Dropout
11
Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
12
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
13
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
14
Jay-Z - The Black Album
Jay-Z - The Black Album
15
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
16
Outkast - Stankonia
Outkast - Stankonia
17
Beck - Sea Change
Beck - Sea Change
18
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
19
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
20
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
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21
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
22
Green Day - American Idiot
Green Day - American Idiot
23
D'Angelo - Voodoo
D'Angelo - Voodoo
24
Bruce Springsteen - Magic
Bruce Springsteen - Magic
25
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Radiohead - Amnesiac
26
Cat Power - The Greatest
Cat Power - The Greatest
27
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
28
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell
29
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
30
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Radiohead - In Rainbows
31
My Morning Jacket - Z
My Morning Jacket - Z
32
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III
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33
Daft Punk - Discovery
Daft Punk - Discovery
34
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
35
PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
36
U2 - No Line on the Horizon
U2 - No Line on the Horizon
37
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'
38
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
39
Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)
Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)
40
Kanye West - Late Registration (2005)
Kanye West - Late Registration (2005)
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