Top Ten Rock Albums
of Each Year - 2000-2009

Criteria: These Albums were chosen for their immediate and lasting popularity, impact, influence, originality, and acclaim from critics and musicians.

Top Ten Rock Albums of 2000

1. Stankonia - OutKast
2. The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
3. Kid A - Radiohead
4. All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
5. Like Water For Chocolate - Common
6. Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park
7. Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams
8. Parachutes - Coldplay
9. Voodoo - D'Angelo
10. Music - Madonna
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2001

1. The Blueprint - Jay-Z
2. Is This It - The Strokes
3. Songs In A Minor - Alicia Keys
4. Toxicity - System Of A Down
5. Lateralus - Tool
6. Miss E...So Addictive - Missy Elliot
7. White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
8. Gorillaz - Gorillaz
9. Amnesiac - Radiohead
10. No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2002

1. Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
2. A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
3. Phrenology - The Roots
4. Under Construction - Missy Elliot
5. Missundaztood - Pink
6. The Eminem Show - Eminem
7. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
8. Songs For The Deaf - Queens Of The Stone Age
9. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
10. The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
2003

1. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - OutKast
2. Elephant - The White Stripes
3. The Diary Of Alicia Keys - Alicia Keys
4. Get Rich Or Die Tryin' - 50 Cent
5. The Black Album - Jay-Z
6. Hail To The Thief - Radiohead
7. Meteora - Linkin Park
8. De-Loused in the Comatorium - The Mars Volta
9. Elephunk - The Black Eyed Peas
10. Chicken-N-Beer - Ludacris
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2004

1. American Idiot - Green Day
2. The College Dropout - Kanye West
3. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb - U2
4. SMiLE - Brian Wilson
5. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
6. Funeral - Arcade Fire
7. A Ghost Is Born - Wilco
8. Good News For People Who Love Bad News - Modest Mouse
9. The Rubber Factory - The Black Keys
10. Our Endless Numbered Days - Iron & Wine
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2005

1. Late Registration - Kanye West
2. The Emancipation Of Mimi - Mariah Carey
3. Be - Common
4. X&Y - Coldplay
5. Mezmerize - System Of A Down
6. Get Behind Me Satan - The White Stripes
7. Demon Days - Gorillaz
8. Illinois - Sufjan Stevens
9. Guero - Beck
10. Arlur - M.I.A.
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2006

1. St. Elsewhere - Gnarls Barkley
2. Whatever People Say I Am Thats What I Am Not - Arctic Monkeys
3. Modern Times - Bob Dylan
4. Game Theory - The Roots
5. Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs
6. Stadium Arcadium - Red Hot Chili Peppers
7. Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
8. Food & Liquor - Lupe Fiasco
9. Pearl Jam - Pearl Jam
10. Black Holes And Revelations - Muse
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2007

1. In Rainbows - Radiohead
2. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
3. Icky Thump - The White Stripes
4. Graduation - Kanye West
5. Wincing The Night Away - The Shins
6. Kala - M.I.A.
7. American Gangster - Jay-Z
8. Easy Tiger - Ryan Adams
9. Favourite Worst Nightmare - Arctic Monkeys
10. Alright, Still - Lily Allen
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2008

1. The Fame - Lady Gaga
2. Tha Carter, Vol. III - Lil Wayne
3. Only by the Night - Kings of Leon
4. Viva La Vida - Coldplay
5. Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
6. The Seldom Seen Kid - Elbow
7. 808s & Heartbreak - Kanye West
8. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
9. Paper Trail - T.I.
10. Death Magnetic - Metallica
Top Ten Rock Albums of 2009

1. Lungs - Florence + the Machine
2. Merriweather Post Pavilion - Animal Collective
3. The Blueprint 3 - Jay-Z
4. The E.N.D. - Black Eyed Peas
5. Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix - Phoenix
6. BLACKsummers'night - Maxwell
7. No Line on the Horizon - U2
8. Sigh No More - Mumford & Sons
9. XX - The xx
10. It's Not Me, It's You - Lily Allen

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Last Updated: 2011-11-21
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