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100 best albums of the 2000s according to Rolling Stone

  1. Radiohead - Kid A

  2. Kanye West - Late Registration

  3. Arcade Fire - Funeral

  4. The Strokes - Is This It?

  5. Bob Dylan - Modern Times

  6. Green Day - American Idiot

  7. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

  8. Jay-Z - The Blueprint

  9. U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind

  10. Kanye West - The College Dropout

  11. Radiohead - Amnesiac

  12. Radiohead - In Rainbows

  13. Jay-Z - The Black Album

  14. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

  15. Outkast - Stankonia

  16. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

  17. Bob Dylan - Love and Theft

  18. The White Stripes - Elephant

  19. M.I.A. - Kala

  20. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

  21. Bruce Springsteen - The Rising

  22. Peter Wolf - Sleepless

  23. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

  24. PJ Harvey - Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea

  25. Beck - Sea Change

  26. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III

  27. Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

  28. My Morning Jacket - Z

  29. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

  30. Manu Chao - Próxima estación: Esperanza

  31. D'Angelo - Voodoo

  32. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

  33. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular

  34. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

  35. No Doubt - Rock Steady

  36. Eminem - The Eminem Show

  37. Bruce Springsteen - Magic

  38. Cat Power - The Greatest

  39. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

  40. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

  41. Daft Punk - Discovery

  42. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

  43. U2 - No Line on the Horizon

  44. 50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin'

  45. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

  46. Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak

  47. Elliott Smith - Figure 8

  48. The Killers - Hot Fuss

  49. System of a Down - Toxicity

  50. Kanye West - Graduation

  51. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds

  52. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes

  53. TV on the Radio - Dear Science

  54. Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine

  55. Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

  56. Spoon - Kill the Moonlight

  57. M.I.A. - Arular

  58. Kings of Leon - Only by the Night

  59. Norah Jones - Come Away With Me

  60. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss - Raising Sand

  61. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism

  62. Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

  63. Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix

  64. The Shins - Oh, Inverted World

  65. Johnny Cash - American III: Solitary Man

  66. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak

  67. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)

  68. Anthony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now

  69. Bjork - Vespertine

  70. U2 - How to Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

  71. Missy Elliott - Under Construction

  72. Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

  73. Bright Eyes - Lifted or the Story Is In the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground

  74. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

  75. Coldplay - Parachutes

  76. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

  77. Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

  78. Sigur Rós - ( )

  79. Yo La Tengo - And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out

  80. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

  81. The New Pornographers - Electric Version

  82. Kings of Leon - Youth & Young Manhood

  83. Ryan Adams - Gold

  84. Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R

  85. The Black Keys - Attack and Release

  86. Coldplay - Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends

  87. The Postal Service - Give Up

  88. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere

  89. Brian Wilson - SMiLE

  90. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief

  91. Amadou & Mariam - Dimanche à Bamako

  92. The Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious

  93. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

  94. Johnny Cash - Unearthed

  95. The Libertines - Up the Bracket

  96. Alicia Keys - Songs In A Minor

  97. The Streets - Original Pirate Material

  98. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

  99. TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain

  100. The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me

What do you think?

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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).

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.

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

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

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

Can you explain this? What happened?

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!

I feel like Demon Days should be up there.

22 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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.

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

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

Agree 100%

[deleted]
3 points · 6 months ago

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

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

Hey, no big deal. Everyone has different opinions.

Hey, no big deal. Everyone has different opinions.

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.

[deleted]
1 point · 6 months ago

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

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

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.

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

Original Poster15 points · 6 months ago

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

Built to spill right there with pavement

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.

Original Poster2 points · 6 months ago

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

1 point · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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

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

Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

Love the side project, maximum balloon

Until you see them live

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

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

ocemusic
11 points · 6 months ago

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

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

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

radio reddit
11 points · 6 months ago

Haha don’t make me faust my arp

Kid A is superior

14 points · 6 months ago

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

49 points · 6 months ago

Yeezy with 2 on top 10? 🌊

ladydontekno on spotify
7 points · 6 months ago

Right? It should have been:

  1. 808s & Heartbreak

  2. Graduation

  3. Late Registration

  4. The College Dropout

  5. Late Orchestration

6-100) who cares

12 points · 6 months ago

Not gonna like, i liked MBDTF over 808s

ladydontekno on spotify
11 points · 6 months ago

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

3 points · 6 months ago

Shit u right

Otherwise it definitely would have been number 1or2

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

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TWO Kayne west albums in the top ten holy shit

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

stevejobsthecow
16 points · 6 months ago

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.

Pandora
2 points · 6 months ago

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

I think Frank was the better Amy Winehouse album.

ladydontekno on spotify
3 points · 6 months ago

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

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.

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...

Yeah what the fuck?

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1 point · 6 months ago

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

Somehow LP gets lumped in with the Nu Metal lot that Rolling Stone wants to forget ever happened. Even though Hybrid Theory is easily one of the best albums of the 2000s and still fantastic to this day.

1 point · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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.

Original Poster2 points · 6 months ago

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.

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.

50 points · 6 months ago

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.

Origin of Symmetry should be on this list.

Spotify
6 points · 6 months ago

so should Absolution and bhar

Original Poster17 points · 6 months ago

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

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).

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

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

Those are 2 of my favourite albums

Yea honestly

Any other albums you would put on this list?

Not sure, how about you?

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

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

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

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6 points · 6 months ago

Ghost Reveries or Blackwater Park would fit niceley on there

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

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5 points · 6 months ago

Oh yeah Leviathan or Crack the Skye would be great

Good Apollo IV definitely deserves a spot on that list

Original Poster10 points · 6 months ago

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

18 points · 6 months ago

Lateralus should have been on there IMO

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.

6 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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.

Original Poster3 points · 6 months ago

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.

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.

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.

Original Poster5 points · 6 months ago

No Doubt's ska /s

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

Is college radio not mainstream?

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..

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

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.

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.

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

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

alternative.

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

Spotify
15 points · 6 months ago

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

I prefer Humbug over both

Spotify
2 points · 6 months ago

I think that album is overrated.

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

Spotify
3 points · 6 months ago

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.

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.

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

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radio reddit
1 point · 6 months ago

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

Spotify
1 point · 6 months ago

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

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.

I'd switch Amnesiac for Third.

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

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?

Pandora
2 points · 6 months ago

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.

upvote from me!!

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

1 point · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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.

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.

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.

turntable.fm
8 points · 6 months ago

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.

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.

HTTT is a bit low

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

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

Nor lateralus which came out same year as toxicity I believe

And has also aged WAY BETTER than Toxicity, too.

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20 points · 6 months ago

They also ride Dylan, Springsteen and U2 super hard but I feel like if you can look past RS's pet bands not necessarily lining up with yours then they're pretty good.

Edit: to be clear all of those groups have put out all-time great albums but I'm not sure any of them put out a top 100 album for this decade, and certainly not as high up as RS puts them.

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True, Cash's final album is way better than those 3

SoundCloud
3 points · 6 months ago

I do actually think that "Modern Times" is a stone cold classic that deserves to be up there. But I thnk "The Rising" is way too long with a lot of filler, and "All That You Can't Leave Behind" is pretty masterful in its first half but pretty much all crap on the second half.

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.

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

SoundCloud
3 points · 6 months ago

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.

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.

ladydontekno on spotify
2 points · 6 months ago

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

Green Naugahyde was 2011. My bad.

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

Brown Album?

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

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

5/10

Not really my taste.

How about some more U2? /s

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SoundCloud
4 points · 6 months ago

You poppin' my stones?

And this has been another episode of "U poppin my stones?"

How about noooo

10 points · 6 months ago · edited 6 months ago

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.

Original Poster5 points · 6 months ago

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.

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

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

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

radio reddit
3 points · 6 months ago

Nickel Creek is real alternative

Now listening, thank you.

[deleted]
2 points · 6 months ago

Attack and Release over Rubber Factory?

Over Thickfreakness?

Over Big Come Up?

Nah

40 U2 - No Line on the Horizon

Get fucked.

No Animal Collective is a crime.

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

Spotify
2 points · 6 months ago

Fame monster should be part of the list.

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.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/100-best-albums-of-the-2000s-20110718/wilco-yankee-hotel-foxtrot-20110707

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.

I always prefered Thirteenth step.

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

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

[deleted]
1 point · 6 months ago

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.

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

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.

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.

Surprised Discovery is so low tbh

Nightwish - Once?

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

Brown album?

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

Original Poster34 points · 6 months ago

If anyone deserves that many albums it's Radiohead.

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

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

Agaetis was 1999

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

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2 points · 6 months ago

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

Original Poster1 point · 6 months ago

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

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1 point · 6 months ago

Well, their best albums are in this list...

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