100 Greatest Rock Albums of the 2000s

  1. The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) - Eminem
  2. Stankonia (2000) - OutKast
  3. The College Dropout (2004) - Kanye West
  4. The Blueprint (2001) - Jay-Z
  5. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003) - OutKast
  6. Kid A (2000) - Radiohead
  7. American Idiot (2004) - Green Day
  8. Elephant (2003) - The White Stripes
  9. All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000) - U2
10. FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006) - Justin Timberlake
11. Is This It (2001) - The Strokes
12. Come Away With Me (2002) - Norah Jones
13. Songs In A Minor (2001) - Alicia Keys
14. A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002) - Coldplay
15. The Fame (2008) - Lady Gaga
16. Late Registration (2005) - Kanye West
17. Tha Carter III (2008) - Lil Wayne
18. Phrenology (2002) - The Roots
19. Lungs (2009) - Florence + the Machine
20. Toxicity (2001) - System Of A Down
21. The Emancipation Of Mimi (2005) - Mariah Carey
22. Under Construction (2002) - Missy Elliot
23. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004) - U2
24. The Diary Of Alicia Keys (2003) - Alicia Keys
25. Lateralus (2001) - Tool
26. Missundaztood (2002) - Pink
27. Miss E...So Addictive (2001) - Missy Elliot
28. St. Elsewhere (2006) - Gnarls Barkley
29. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (2003) - 50 Cent
30. Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009) - Animal Collective
31. The Eminem Show (2002) - Eminem
32. The Black Album (2003) - Jay-Z
33. Like Water For Chocolate (2000) - Common
34. Confessions (2004) - Usher
35. The Blueprint 3 (2009) - Jay-Z
36. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) - Wilco
37. Whatever People Say I Am Thats What I Am Not (2006) - Arctic Monkeys
38. Hail To The Thief (2003) - Radiohead
39. Only by the Night (2008) - Kings of Leon
40. White Blood Cells (2001) - The White Stripes
41. Viva La Vida (2008) - Coldplay
42. Songs For The Deaf (2002) - Queens Of The Stone Age
43. Hybrid Theory (2000) - Linkin Park
44. SMiLE (2004) - Brian Wilson
45. Be (2005) - Common
46. X&Y (2005) - Coldplay
47. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002) - The Flaming Lips
48. Modern Times (2006) - Bob Dylan
49. Gorillaz (2001) - Gorillaz
50. Game Theory (2006) - The Roots
51. Heartbreaker (2000) - Ryan Adams
52. Amnesiac (2001) - Radiohead
53. Franz Ferdinand (2004) - Franz Ferdinand
54. The E.N.D. (2009) - Black Eyed Peas
55. In Rainbows (2007) - Radiohead
56. Get Behind Me Satan (2005) - The White Stripes
57. Broken Boy Soldiers (2006) - The Raconteurs
58. Mezmerize (2005) - System Of A Down
59. Demon Days (2005) - Gorillaz
60. Funeral (2004) - Arcade Fire
61. Illinois (2005) - Sufjan Stevens
62. No More Drama (2001) - Mary J. Blige
63. Aaliyah (2001) - Aaliyah
64. Stillmatic (2001) - Nas
65. Neon Bible (2007) - Arcade Fire
66. Stadium Arcadium (2006) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
67. Icky Thump (2007) - The White Stripes
68. Green Album (2001) - Weezer
69. Love and Theft (2001) - Bob Dylan
70. A Ghost Is Born (2004) - Wilco
71. Parachutes (2000) - Coldplay
72. The Rising (2002) - Bruce Springsteen
73. Vespertine (2001) - Björk
74. Back To Black (2006) - Amy Winehouse
75. Vampire Weekend (2008) - Vampire Weekend
76. By The Way (2002) - Red Hot Chili Peppers
77. Good News For People Who Love Bad News (2004) - Modest Mouse
78. Voodoo (2000) - D'Angelo
79. Sea Change (2002) - Beck
80. Meteora (2003) - Linkin Park
81. Busted Stuff (2002) - Dave Matthews Band
82. Food & Liquor (2006) - Lupe Fiasco
83. Guero (2005) - Beck
84. The Rubber Factory (2004) - The Black Keys
85. Pearl Jam (2006) - Pearl Jam
86. Music (2000) - Madonna
87. The Moon and Antarctica (2000) - Modest Mouse
88. Arlur (2005) - M.I.A.
89. De-Loused in the Comatorium (2003) - The Mars Volta
90. Our Endless Numbered Days (2004) - Iron & Wine
91. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (2009) - Phoenix
92. Turn On The Bright Lights (2002) - Interpol
93. Quality Control (2000) - Jurassic 5
94. The Breakthrough (2005) - Mary J. Blige
95. Graduation (2007) - Kanye West
96. Relationship of Command (2000) - At the Drive In
97. Hot Fuss (2004) - The Killers
98. Wincing The Night Away (2007) - The Shins
99. Black Holes And Revelations (2006) - Muse
100. Feels Like Home (2004) - Norah Jones
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101. Medulla (2004) - Björk
102. In Your Honor (2005) - Foo Fighters
103. R (2000) - Queens of the Stone Age
104. The Tipping Point (2004) - The Roots
105. Miss Machine (2004) - The Dillenger Escape Plan
106. Kala (2007) - M.I.A.
107. Elephunk (2003) - The Black Eyed Peas
108. Rock Steady (2001) - No Doubt
109. Return To Cookie Mountain (2006) - T.V. On The Radio
110. Musicology (2004) - Prince
111. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (2000) - PJ Harvey
112. Fishscale (2006) - Ghostface Killah
113. Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds, Vol. 2 (2004) - Jill Scott
114. Make Believe (2005) - Weezer
115. Genius Loves Company (2004) - Ray Charles
116. The Argument (2001) - Fugazi
117. Chicken-N-Beer (2003) - Ludacris
118. Lost Souls (2000) - Doves
119. Rather Ripped (2006) - Sonic Youth
120. Room On Fire (2003) - The Strokes
121. Antics (2004) - Interpol
122. Morning View (2001) - Incubus
123. ( ) (2002) - Sigur Ros
124. Real Gone (2004) - Tom Waits
125. BLACKsummers'night (2009) - Maxwell
126. Hypnotize (2005) - System Of A Down
127. Chutes Too Narrow (2003) - The Shins
128. 3121 (2006) - Prince
129. In Search of... (2002) - N.E.R.D.
130. American Gangster (2007) - Jay-Z
131. Absolution (2003) - Muse
132. Los Lonely Boys (2004) - Los Lonely Boys
133. A Time To Love (2005) - Stevie Wonder
134. 10,000 Days (2006) - Tool
135. God's Son (2002) - Nas
136. Hell Hath No Fury (2006) - Clipse
137. White Pony (2000) - Deftones
138. The Black Parade (2006) - My Chemical Romance
139. Hip Hop Is Dead (2006) - Nas
140. The Grand Pecking Order (2001) - Oysterhead
141. The Headphone Masterpiece (2002) - Cody ChesnuTT
142. Silent Alarm (2005) - Bloc Party
143. Up The Bracket (2002) - The Libertines
144. Scissor Sisters (2004) - Scissor Sisters
145. Blackwater Park (2001) - Opeth
146. Sonic Nurse (2004) - Sonic Youth
147. Mer De Noms (2000) - A Perfect Circle
148. Gold (2001) - Ryan Adams
149. Frances The Mute (2005) - The Mars Volta
150. The Soul Sessions (2003) - Joss Stone
151. Veni Vidi Vicious (2000) - The Hives
152. Origin of Symmetry (2001) - Muse
153. Easy Tiger (2007) - Ryan Adams
154. The Libertines (2004) - The Libertines
155. Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007) - Arctic Monkeys
156. Thirteenth Step (2003) - A Perfect Circle
157. Alright, Still (2007) - Lily Allen
158. One by One (2002) - Foo Fighters
159. Year Zero (2007) - Nine Inch Nails
160. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank (2007) - Modest Mouse

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Last Updated: 2017-04-24
Newly added names are in Red

Criteria: These Rock Albums of the 2000s were chosen for their Popularity, Influence, and Musical Impact. (This list does not include 'Greatest Hits' or live albums.)