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[–]JohnnyHighGround 54 points55 points  (6 children)

About American Idiot: you may not like it, but it’s hard to argue that it’s a serious accomplishment. It’s a concept album from a pop-punk band. It’s catchy as hell while also being lyrically and musically interesting. It’s impeccably recorded and produced. AND it was put together after the band lost an entire album of material.

I think it’s easy to dismiss because it’s Green Day, and its weakest song (“Boulevard of Broken Dreams”) was its most popular, and it made the band into superstars, and it was followed by an almost entirely forgettable attempt to recapture the magic. But in a vacuum, holy fuck is it a great album. “Jesus of Suburbia” is honestly one of the best rock songs written in the last 20 years.

I’m actually kind of impressed that Rolling Stone wasn’t too hipster to acknowledge it (especially given how many fucking times Radiohead shows up on the list).

[–]cobaltandchrome 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Agree. It is one of Green Day's most solid albums, hasn't gotten worse after all these years, and is solid rock-pop unlike many other groups that have become electronic. Green Day showed they really matured with American Idiot, which they did with Nimrod but that was poorly received. AI was a conceptual album, a rock opera, and who else in rock-pop has even tried to be that ambitious? A solid album that deserves its top 10 spot.

[–]jaredthegeek 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Green Day we're superstars a decade before that album came out.

[–]hrakkari 10 points11 points  (0 children)

3 in the top 20. Surprised they got the list out at all, with Radiohead’s pubes all in their eyes.

[–]anon350 0 points1 point  (2 children)

AND it was put together after the band lost an entire album of material.

Can you explain this? What happened?

[–]JohnnyHighGround 2 points3 points  (1 child)

[–]anon350 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow, I used to be a huge Green Day fan and I'm surprised I've never heard of this. Hate that their property was stolen, but if that's not a blessing in disguise I don't know what is because they possibly wouldn't have created their most popular work. Thanks for the new info!

[–]M4ximi11i0n 116 points117 points  (10 children)

I feel like Demon Days should be up there.

[–]IAmDarkridge 21 points22 points  (3 children)

My first thought. I control f searched Gorillaz and didn't see Demon Days and instantly called bull shit.

It's one of the most influential albums of the 2000's should honestly probably be top 20.

[–]meltedlaundry 2 points3 points  (2 children)

That album is easily top 5. I actually thought it was released in the 90s so didn't expect to see it.

[–]IAmDarkridge 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's definitely in my top 5, but to me not even having it anywhere in the top 100 is a travesty.

[–]meltedlaundry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agree 100%

[–]take_5 3 points4 points  (4 children)

I feel alone in thinking Demon Days is ... eh

It's not bad. But I never thought of it as great either

[–]M4ximi11i0n 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Hey, no big deal. Everyone has different opinions.

[–]M4ximi11i0n 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hey, no big deal. Everyone has different opinions.

[–]IAmDarkridge 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Well yeah we all have our opinions. I don't think American Idiot is the 6th best album of the 2000's, but I won't say it shouldn't be there. To me it should be more about cultural impact. Which Demon Days was a top 100 album in that aspect at the very least.

[–]take_5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can't dispute that. I'd say the same about American Idiot. Its impact was massive

[–]Sars5000 36 points37 points  (1 child)

How is QOTSA Songs for the Deaf not on the list? I love Rated R too but no SFTD?

[–]felixame 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Rolling Stone did not like SftD for whatever reason. They were calling QotSA things like the new Nirvana with Rated R and I guess SftD didn't play into that.

[–]Omega_slayer2025 42 points43 points  (5 children)

Amnesiac before In Rainbows? That seems a bit of a stretch.

[–]_Oce_ocemusic 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Amnesiac and Kida A are more experimental than In Rainbows, that's the kind of thing music journalists like I think.

[–]Daspaintrain 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm 11 days late but whatever - the list was made only a few years after In Rainbows came out. I'd bet if they made this list today, In Rainbows would be comfortably ahead of Amnesiac. IR has turned into one of the bands most beloved albums

[–]stevemillions 10 points11 points  (2 children)

In Rainbows is better than Kid A, let alone Amnesiac.

[–]FoolOnTheHiIl 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Kid A is superior

[–]BelievelandOHIOradio reddit 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Haha don’t make me faust my arp

[–]Serious_Disapoint 29 points30 points  (11 children)

Tv on the radio are the best band most people don't know about.

[–]queervagina[S] 12 points13 points  (6 children)

Pavement's my favorite band that no one knows. TV on the Radio are great too.

[–]dirkness41 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Built to spill right there with pavement

[–]jaredthegeek 2 points3 points  (2 children)

How old are you? As an older guy, we all know about Pavement or it could be they are semilocal. Like when my buddy blew his niece's mind about how long Green Day has been performing together.

[–]queervagina[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm 16 and I've never met someone else who knows about Pavement except when I lived in Oakland.

[–]jaredthegeek 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's why, it's generational. Glad you found them!

[–]meltedlaundry 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What's your source for this list? What Rolling Stone actually put up as top 100 is different from yours.

[–]alaskahoma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love the side project, maximum balloon

[–]whiskey_pancakes -1 points0 points  (2 children)

Until you see them live

[–]Serious_Disapoint 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seen them live twice. They aren't very polished but I still love it.

[–]take_5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When they're good, they're great

When they're not, you're right

[–]dow102 41 points42 points  (9 children)

Yeezy with 2 on top 10? 🌊

[–]heyitsxioladydontekno on spotify 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Right? It should have been:

1) 808s & Heartbreak

2) Graduation

3) Late Registration

4) The College Dropout

5) Late Orchestration

6-100) who cares

[–]dow102 12 points13 points  (4 children)

Not gonna like, i liked MBDTF over 808s

[–]heyitsxioladydontekno on spotify 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Me too, but it was released too late for this list.

[–]dow102 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shit u right

[–]Omega_slayer2025 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Otherwise it definitely would have been number 1or2

[–]Twitch043 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It would've been his highest album on here if it was released in that decade

[–]Myrkull 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Glad Funeral is top 3, that shit changed the landscape for indies.

[–]pokeman528 11 points12 points  (1 child)

TWO Kayne west albums in the top ten holy shit

[–]putcoolusernamehere 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy could've easily made the top ten as well.

[–]TheUnforgiven13 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's not bad, but Lateralus should be there. My personal list would have Crack the Skye as well.

[–]nihilishim 11 points12 points  (5 children)

i'm part of that small minority that thinks amnesiac is better than kid a

[–]TrevorJr26 10 points11 points  (4 children)

I don't think Amnesiac should be on this list and httt should be much higher

[–]JDIronMan314 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Amnesiac is probably Radiohead’s most divisive record besides TKOL. People either love it or hate it. It’s probably my favorite besides In Rainbows, but I can definitely understand liking much of their other discography better than it.

[–]legit_free_candy 2 points3 points  (2 children)

This is exactly how I feel, but this position is such a minority I don't bother trying to convince anyone of the merits of placing Amnesiac over Kid A / In Rainbows.

[–]JDIronMan314 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What’s your favorite song off Amnesiac? Mine’s probably Like Spinning Plates, but Hunting Bears is also criminally underrated imo.

[–]legit_free_candy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm hesitant to call out any particular tracks, because I usually listen to this album as a whole, in order (i.e. not on playlists). I tend to listen to all my 'top shelf' albums that way. Having said that I had a real 'holy fucking shit' moment the first time I heard pyramid song (and, incidentally, with Kid A's everything in it's right place, if that says anything about my tastes). I might add you and whose army, and i might be wrong, but then I'll just end up adding the whole damn album.

[–]tindrummer99 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I think Frank was the better Amy Winehouse album.

[–]heyitsxioladydontekno on spotify 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Frank didn't even get an official US release until 2007, so I would be more surprised to see it on this list.

[–]putcoolusernamehere 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Glad to see Is This It? so high. That's my personal favorite album of all time. Not a bad song on it.

[–]patronofchaos 27 points28 points  (6 children)

How in the hell is Hybrid Theory not on this list? Best selling album of 2001, one of the top selling albums of the entire decade, one of the best selling debut albums of all time, and one of the top charting albums of the entire decade as well.

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yeah what the fuck?

[–]Paladoc 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Seriously. Sorry, beginning of the 2000s, a whole lot of Linkin Park in my world. Not so much Radiohead.

When developing lists such as this, context is important. Putting every album of you favorite band in the top 20, while ignoring seminal classics and influential milestones makes you looks like a deluded hack...

I'm not a fan, but Gorillaz being ignored is also ignorant and silly.

So classic Rolling Stone...

[–]zachw69gumby 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah Hybrid Theory probably should have made the list. Rolling Stone is a shitty magazine anyway.

[–]wraith_one 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yeah, I'm confused as well considering the accolades it's received and how early Linkin Park is considered a founder an essential part of nu metal via Hybrid Theory. Edited since founder is the wrong word.

[–]queervagina[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Gotta say I disagree. I loved Linkin Park when I was 10, but now they sound laughably cheesy. And nu metal dates all the way back to Rage Against the Machine, who I think are the only good group to come out of the rap metal genre. Beastie Boys had some good rap metal songs too though.

[–]wraith_one 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I will say I was wrong about them being considered a founder. That's poor word choice to get my point across, but the reality is Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory is considered to be one of the big nu metal albums. Not only that, but while you might think it's cheesy, that a personal opinion. At the end of the day the album is the best selling album of 2001, biggest debut album since GnR and best selling debut album of the 2000's. To day it's sold over 30 million copies and not only was the 11th best performing album in the Top 200 for the decade, but charted multiple times due to coming back into play every time Linkin Park released an album.

[–]Mxcrvr 52 points53 points  (5 children)

I detect an unsettling lack of Muse.

American Idiot too high.

Glad to see the Hives get recognition.

The Eminem Show > The Marshall Mathers LP.

No Silent Alarm?

I would also add Madvillainy and Demon Days.

All things considered, this is a pretty decent list.

[–]jkgator11 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Origin of Symmetry should be on this list.

[–]RyannnnnnSpotify 5 points6 points  (0 children)

so should Absolution and bhar

[–]queervagina[S] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Demon Days and Madvilliany definitely should've been here, and probably on the upper half as well.

[–]danny841 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Silent Alarm is one of the best debut albums by any band. Next to Hot Fuss by the Killers, I think it’s one of the defining alternative albums of the 00s. It brought post punk back to the mainstream in a way that embraced modern rock and didn’t cleave to tradition (like Interpol).

[–]Sydeswipe 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's so hard with Marshall Mathers LP vs Eminem show. Both amazing albums

[–]stevejobsthecowstevejobsthecow 12 points13 points  (1 child)

good albums but in my opinion these are by no means representative of the best music or even the most iconic. like half the hip-hop entries in here are Kanye which I feel is just kind of lazy given some of the most enduring & highly acclaimed hip-hop albums of all time such as Madvillainy or Food & Liquor or Below the Heavens or any of the Roots' albums during the period spawned from the decade. also even as a huge RHCP fan I don't feel that Stadium Arcadium really deserves to be here when, imo, there are clear standouts on the album & a lot of it is fairly unremarkable.

[–]bhgrovePandora 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maybe not top 20 or 30 but Stadium Arcadium absolutely deserves to be in the top 100.

[–]noahd2000 10 points11 points  (6 children)

Pretty good list. Kind of feel like Demon Days and Muse’s absolution should have been on it though

[–]samojr 0 points1 point  (5 children)

Those are 2 of my favourite albums

[–]noahd2000 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Yea honestly

[–]samojr 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Any other albums you would put on this list?

[–]noahd2000 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Not sure, how about you?

[–]samojr 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Origin of symmetry and black holes and revelations. And I think Gorillaz first album came out in 2000 so that as well

[–]noahd2000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see those are solid albums. I dunno if they are as iconic though

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 20 points21 points  (22 children)

My only real complaint is a lack of any sort of metal.

[–]SILLYBILLYMACADILLY 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Ghost Reveries or Blackwater Park would fit niceley on there

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 6 points7 points  (2 children)

I was thinking Dopethrone, maybe some Mastodon, and IKSSE:3 by Coheed. Obviously there are more but I can't think of them now.

[–]SILLYBILLYMACADILLY 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah Leviathan or Crack the Skye would be great

[–]irock613 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Good Apollo IV definitely deserves a spot on that list

[–]queervagina[S] 11 points12 points  (16 children)

System of a Down's on here. They probably could've included some Tool though.

[–]Jbow89 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Lateralus should have been on there IMO

[–]SoundsAboutRight2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Criminal that its not. Arguably the best drummer to ever touch a set, lyrics so deep they can take months to fully grasp, great musicians all around...and Maynard for petes sake. What a joke.

[–]gnarwolves 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Linkin Park might be a polarizing choice but Meteora and Hybrid Theory are a huge success internationally and were a huge stepping stone for a lot of people.

Lateralus / 10000 Days, Madvillainy, Ghost Reveries, Demon Days and Crack the Skye as people have mentioned would be nice to see on there too. Big lack of albums (at least that I recognize anyway) that are in the 2010s though.

[–]queervagina[S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

This list is for the decade 2000s, not the millennium. This is just for music 2000-09. This was made in 2012 but I had nothing to do today so I felt like starting a discussion on Reddit.

[–]gnarwolves 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oooooh gotcha. It'd be interesting to see one with 2010s artists too.

It's honestly a pretty good list from what I can recognize. I'd like to see one with one entry per artist as unfair as that would be, there'd be more room for other bands mentioned here.

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 10 points11 points  (7 children)

Yeah that's true.

It's a very 'mainstream' list - to sound like a dick. Metal, punk, ska among others have all been largely ignored.

[–]queervagina[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No Doubt's ska /s

[–]Paladoc 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Nah, it's not even mainstream, it's got a definite college radio pretension skew to it.

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Is college radio not mainstream?

[–]Paladoc 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Nein, Mainstream to me is all the pop, dance, hip-hop and rap that you hear flipping across the radio. College radio has always been queasy alternative, like REM, Radiohead, Oasis, Blur..

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd say at least Radiohead and Oasis are mainstream from that list.

[–]danny841 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I take any Rolling Stone list as a “these were the most wide ranging and influential albums of any given topic. Yes such and such metal band was probably highly influential in the metal community but there’s no way it can compare to the number of bands that the Killers or Green Day have spawned.

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I get that yeah, but no Lateralus, no Songs For The Deaf, no Hybrid Theory. All of those have had massive cultural impact not just in metal.

[–]TheMetalDetectorist 1 point2 points  (2 children)

system of a down- metal? that's a reach.

[–]RandysBurgerGut 1 point2 points  (1 child)

If SOAD isn't metal wtf is it then... thats just silly

[–]TheMetalDetectorist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, really. Great to see all of the excellent progressive/doom/black/death/etc albums on this!

[–]stevemillions 6 points7 points  (2 children)

No Nick Cave? That guy’s recorded some ridiculously good stuff this century.

[–]davidman92 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I could see No More Shall We Part and Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! just missing a top 100. Nocturama has its moments, but it isn't consistent enough.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus should absolutely be in the top half, though. Fucking incredible album.

[–]stevemillions 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes it is. I make a point of listening to Hiding All Away at least once a week. Apart from that though, Push The Sky Away and Skeleton Tree could both easily have made this list. I mean, I don’t mind Kings Of Leon, nothing against them specifically, but three albums? Not for me, no siree. Personally, I think Higgs Boson Blues is the best song anyone’s recorded this century.

[–]Ben--Affleck 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Top 5 should be

Kid A by Radiohead
In Rainbows by Radiohead
Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
Third by Portishead
Amnesiac by Radiohead

I'm not biased.

[–]PM-Me-Your_Desktop 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I'd switch Amnesiac for Third.

But other than that it's a 10/10 list.

[–]HEBushidoSpotify 10 points11 points  (11 children)

IMO Favorite Worst Nightmare is better than Whatever People Say I am That's What I'm Not.

[–]Sars5000 14 points15 points  (4 children)

I prefer Humbug over both

[–]HEBushidoSpotify 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I think that album is overrated.

[–]Sars5000 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How is it overrated, not even on the list? By fans?

[–]HEBushidoSpotify 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes, by fans. I always hear fans saying it's the best album and I honestly think it's one of the worst. It's just a bit boring.

[–]Sars5000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like they are one of those bands where I can have a different favorite album depending on what mood I'm in. I love Suck It and See, love the 80s, echo and the bunnymen vibe. Humbug is a personal fav of mine since it was produced by Josh Homme.

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 9 points10 points  (3 children)

The impact that WPSIATWIN was massive though, especially as a debut. I feel like it's a slightly stronger album too, but only just.

[–]BelievelandOHIOradio reddit 0 points1 point  (1 child)

And SoS is better than both how is it 19??

[–]HEBushidoSpotify 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don't listen to them so I have no idea.

[–]ghostofkwanzaspast 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I feel like Hot Fuss should be way higher up there then it is and I also agree with what someone else said about Americans idiot being the top 10, otherwise this is a reasonable list I’d say.

[–]KryoKurseturntable.fm 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I think both Hot Fuss and Stadium Arcadium deserved to be much higher, and I agree that American Idiot should be Top 10. I also think that Graduation should be higher than College Dropout.

[–]SquidCap 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tail end of the 90s XTC "movement" that went past the millenia, before it turned into EDM hegemony.. Kid A. Damn in that era we simply didn't get how great that album is. It always takes me straight back to the days when i blew my mind in regular fashion.

[–]ThomPalpatine 3 points4 points  (0 children)

HTTT is a bit low

[–]Fortysixandtoo 13 points14 points  (3 children)

10,000 Days didn't make this list seriously???

[–]dirkness41 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Nor lateralus which came out same year as toxicity I believe

[–]The_UnApologist -1 points0 points  (0 children)

And has also aged WAY BETTER than Toxicity, too.

[–]AframesStatuette 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I know these lists are subjective, obviously but there are some serious turd albums on that list. Looking at you U2! Rolling Stone is awful.

[–]canadianleroy 8 points9 points  (1 child)

What’s with the excessive love for U2? Generally a fan but all those albums were 7/10s at best

[–]theflyingjibSoundCloud 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love U2, but I totally agree. I think "All That You Can't Leave Behind" is the only one that really comes close to being something really special, but it's ruined by them frontloading it with all the best songs and then it fizzling out with a bunch of filler. If those first 6 songs were just put out as an EP, that would have been something amazing.

[–]BigBloodOrangez 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Seeing lists like these makes me think I am missing something. Then I turn on my Spotify and realize not everyone is into Primus and Every Time I Die as much as me and that’s okay. There’s just too much great music in the world.

[–]heyitsxioladydontekno on spotify 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why would Primus be on this list when the only thing they released in the 00s was an EP?

[–]BigBloodOrangez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Green Naugahyde was 2011. My bad.

[–]Thighlover3 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Primus is one of my favorite bands, but in my opinion their best albums were made in the 90's.

[–]BigBloodOrangez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Brown Album?

[–]BigBloodOrangez 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Primus is also one of my favorite bands. It’s always nice to meet another fan :)

[–]babytimekade1 2 points3 points  (3 children)

i have no opinion. who even makes these lists? is it 100 people all collaborating in a room? 1 person? can 1 person even name 100 albums?

[–]bhgrovePandora 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'm sure I'll get downvoted but I would put money on RS getting kick backs from the big names on this list. U2, Kanye West, Cash, Springsteen. As far as U2 and West go, I guess fans could make the argument but don't deserve to be nearly as high up as they are.

[–]babytimekade1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

upvote from me!!

[–]forkandspoon2011 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The lack of "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" is disturbing.

[–]ThomPalpatine 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Kid A is deservedly top. In Rainbows should be second, Hail to the Thief should be third and Amnesiac should be fourth.

[–]jpm7791 8 points9 points  (4 children)

How about some more U2? /s

[–]U2_is_gay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How about noooo

[–]I_A_H_G_S 6 points7 points  (0 children)


Not really my taste.

[–]The_UnApologist 7 points8 points  (11 children)

Not at all surprised that Rolling Stone picked a Radiohead album to be first and that they've once again completely ignored an entire genre of music called metal, despite the fact that some of the most progressive and interesting music heard within the past 20-30 years comes from it.

Not a single mention of a Mastodon, Gojira, Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Opeth, Tool or even a Neurosis or Converge record, despite all of them being considered genre defining bands with material released well within the confines of the past 17 or 18 years.

Oh and in case you think my bias is showing, MBDTF by Kanye West should've easily been a for sure top 20. Plus not even a single mention of The Black Parade by MCR within these 100 albums, despite it being a cultural zeitgeist moment when it came out?

Rolling Stone is edited by out of touch idiots. These are the same guys who'll also release a "100 greatest guitarists" every 3 years just to re-affirm their baby boomer boner with Jimi Hendrix, despite him being dead since 1970. I'd be more blown away if they released a guitarist list that exclusively consisted of anything within the past 30 years alone, instead of just rehashing the same shit over and over again for their nostalgic readers who can't stop gushing about out of touch nonsense. Rolling Stone and the Rock and Roll HOF are the musical equivalent of the irrelevant old geezers who run the Oscars. Don't bother taking anything they say seriously.

[–]queervagina[S] 2 points3 points  (9 children)

I agree with what you said about metal, but this list is of the decade 2000s, not the millennium. MBDTF definitely would've made it.

[–]Sars5000 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I don't think Rolling Stones acknowledges Metal. Their best of 2017 didn't have a single metal album on it.

[–]Bicoastalshrimp 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Shit I forgot about The Black Parade. That should definitely be something up there.

[–]attquattro 1 point2 points  (2 children)

No respect for real alternatives....Why Should the Fire Die, by Nickel Creek may be one of the best albums I’ve ever heard....

[–]BelievelandOHIOradio reddit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Nickel Creek is real alternative

[–]Paladoc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now listening, thank you.

[–]take_5 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Attack and Release over Rubber Factory?

Over Thickfreakness?

Over Big Come Up?


[–]CLint_FLicker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

40 U2 - No Line on the Horizon

Get fucked.

[–]RestoreFear 4 points5 points  (1 child)

No Animal Collective is a crime.

[–]Blowfish1987 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Pleasantly surprised to see PJ Harvey so high up. Interesting that there's no Lady Gaga or Taylor Swift to be found.

[–]RyannnnnnSpotify 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fame monster should be part of the list.

[–]hadtomakeanaccount3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Wait, where did you get this from?

Cause this has The Strokes as #2, Wilco at #3, has Leonard Cohen at #100, The Hold Steady at #99.


[–]AliS83 0 points1 point  (3 children)

I know it was right on the border (Released May 23, 2000), but I think A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms should be on that list. Every track is great and it has not aged a bit.

[–]Brainles5 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I always prefered Thirteenth step.

[–]AliS83 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Both very different, but very great. I am surprised not one of those albums made the list.

[–]HellfireSky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kinda sad Highly Evolved by the Vines wasn't in there

[–]Buzzed_Lite-beer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Glad to see Spoon on the list and Kill the Moonlight might be my favorite Spoon album, but I'm surprised it's the one that made the list.

I would have expected Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga or Gimme Fiction. They're all great though. It's an incredibly consistent band even though they have gradually evolved in their sound.

[–]username191 0 points1 point  (0 children)

good to see m.i.a first two albums in here, but anyway what a list, too narrow the spectrum of best music

[–]Jagrnght 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Separation Sunday and Boys and Girls in America are both better albums by The Hold Steady than Almost Killed Me. Personally, B&G would be my number 1 on this list. I'd bump Arctic Monkeys higher too.

[–]Princess-Kropotkin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No Blood on the Dance Floor? "It's Hard to be a Diamond in a Rhinestone World" is possibly the best album of all time smh. Haters.

[–]Mattymooz_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Surprised Discovery is so low tbh

[–]Paladoc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nightwish - Once?

[–]robotgeorgebush 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No Songs About Jane? That's probably Maroon 5s best album

[–]BigBloodOrangez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brown album?

[–]jdfred06 -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Too much radio head. I also don't feel any rap album tops the Marshall Mathers LP, even one of Kanye's best.

[–]queervagina[S] 30 points31 points  (2 children)

If anyone deserves that many albums it's Radiohead.

[–]Richard_Sauce 9 points10 points  (1 child)

I'm fine with Kid A and In Rainbows being where they are, I think Amnesiac and Hail to the Thief are more debatable.

[–]meltedlaundry 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Hail to the Thief seems about right at 88. I actually thought In Rainbows would have been the highest RH album.

[–]samthemanuel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm not going to pretend like I've heard every record on here because I haven't, but Animal Collective released such a high volume of critically acclaimed albums in the 2000s and, in my opinion, easily deserve a place on the upper half of this list.

[–]qwerrie 0 points1 point  (7 children)

Gorillaz are missing. still there are some good LPs here; true.

  • 39 Manu Chao - Próxima estación

  • 35 Cat Power - The Greatest

  • 36 The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

  • 44 Elliott Smith - Figure 8

  • 62 Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man

  • 73 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

but! generally, as somebody mentioned, its a mainstream list, and its pretty lame. its just a mix - we should take them, and them.. and them... no good taste can be seen, really. especially in ranging these LPS.

i do remember the year 2000, when kid a, agaetis birjun and lift your skinny fists like antennas to heaven vere put as 3 main indy albums of the year. so where are Sigur Ros and GYBE? nowhere. they are not enaf mainstream. but Radiohead are. of course here they are, in the list.

where are Amon Tobin, 65 days of static? oh no that would be too electronic! surely the 2000-es were the years of pop and US rap. nothing more does nt matter. (sarcasm)

[–]IAmDarkridge 3 points4 points  (1 child)

It is a mainstream list, but to me it seems weird that they went for such mainstream artists like Coldplay and U2, but left out one of the biggest early 2000's mainstream artists in Linkin Park.

I am saying this as someone who doesn't care for Linkin Park and was rather disappointed that they left off Gorillaz.

[–]MaestroCygni 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, if you think of it, Coldplay is one of the most important bands of the 2000s. They've been making hits for over 15 years, and they still are. A rush of blood to the head is a masterpiece.

[–]3Z51Qw5L9iwO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

35 Cat Power - The Greatest

Crap! i haven't listened to this album in forever. So amazing. Thanks for pointing it out. I missed it scanning the list.

[–]queervagina[S] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Agaetis was 1999

[–]qwerrie 0 points1 point  (2 children)

hmm. right.... you consider, basing on this formal sign, () is better including than Agaetis?..

[–]zachw69gumby 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No he means it's not a 2000s album, lmao.

[–]queervagina[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Agaetis was 1999 though. It's on their top 100 90s albums at 63.