Top 100 albums of the 2000s

Top 100 Albums of the 2000s:


Madvillain, Madvillainy (Stones Throw)

The Streets, Original Pirate Material (Locked On/Vice)

Atmosphere, Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs (Bird Cage/Rhymesayers)

Low, Things We Lost In The Fire (Kranky)

Fugazi, The Argument (Dischord)

Lifter Puller, Fiesta + Fiascos (French Kiss)

The Hold Steady, The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me (Frenchkiss)

Le Tigre, Le Tigre (Mr. Lady)

Basement Jaxx, Rooty (Astralwerks/XL)

De La Soul, AOI: Bionix (Tommy Boy)

Orchestra Baobab, Specialist in All Styles (Nonesuch)

The Go-Betweens, The Friends of Rachel Worth (Jetset)

King of France, Salad Days (Egret Records)

Mary J. Blige, Love & Life (Geffen)

Radiohead, Kid A (Capitol)

Atmosphere, Seven's Travels (Rhymesayers/Epitaph)

D'Angelo, Voodoo (Virgin)

The Streets, A Grand Don't Come For Free (Vice)

Atmosphere, God Loves Ugly (Fat Beats/Rhymesayers)

Various Artists, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - The Album (Epic/Razor Sharp/Sony Music Soundtrax)

Radiohead, Amnesiac (Capitol)

Ol' Yeller - Sounder (SMA)

P.O.S., Ipecac Neat (Doomtree/Rhymesayers)

The Owls, Our Hopes and Dreams (Magic Marker Records)

Trouble Funk, Live/Early Singles (2 13 61/District Line)

U2, All That You Can't Leave Behind (Interscope)

Big & Rich, Horse of a Different Color (Warner Bros. Nashville)

Youssou N'Dour, Egypt (Nonesuch)

Devin the Dude, To Tha X-Treme (Rap-a-Lot)

The Clean, Anthology (Merge)

The White Stripes, White Blood Cells (Sympathy for the Record Industry)

James Carter, Chasin' the Gypsy (Atlantic)

Fela Kuti, The Best Best of Fela Kuti (MCA)

Nina Simone, Anthology (RCA)

Brother Ali, Shadows on the Sun (Rhymesayers Entertainment)

The Reverend Charlie Jackson, God's Got It (CaseQuarter)

DJ Shadow, The Private Press (MCA)

Manu Chao, Proxima Estacion: Esperanza (Virgin)

Michael Yonkers, Microminiature Love (SubPop)

The Moldy Peaches, The Moldy Peaches (Rough Trade/Sanctuary)

Bob Dylan, Love and Theft (Columbia)

OutKast, Stankonia (LaFace / Arista)

Del the Funky Homosapien, Both Sides of the Brain (Hiero Imperium)

Bubba Sparxxx, Deliverance (Beatclub/Interscope)

Mason Jennings, Birds Flying Away (Bar/None)

Rocket from the Tombs, The Day the Earth Met the... (Smog Veil)

Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights (Matador)

Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf (Interscope)

The Suburbs, In Combo (Beejtar/Universal)

Bob Mould, Modulate (Granary Music)

Spoon, Kill the Moonlight (Merge)

Various artists, The Best Bootlegs in the World Ever (No Label import)


Still considering:


The Avalanches: Since I Left You (Sire/Modular)
Triple R: Friends (Kompakt)
Lifter Puller: Fiestas + Fiascos (Frenchkiss)
Basement Jaxx: Rooty (Astralwerks/XL)
Luomo: Vocalcity (Forcetracks)
The Streets: Original Pirate Material (Locked On/Vice)
United State of Electronica (Mannheim)
Clinic: Internal Wrangler (Domino)
Kylie Minogue: Fever (Capitol)
Superlongevity (Perlon)
Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash (Astralwerks)
Daft Punk: Discovery (Virgin)
The New Pornographers: Electric Version (Matador)
Sleater-Kinney: One Beat (Kill Rock Stars)
Clipse: Lord Willin� (Star Trak)
Gretchen Wilson: Here for the Party (Epic)
R. Kelly: Chocolate Factory (Jive)
DJ /rupture: Gold Teeth Thief (Soot/Negrophonic)
Quasimoto: The Unseen (Stone�s Throw)
The Mountain Goats: Tallahassee (4AD)
Scarface: The Fix (Def Jam South)
Bob Dylan: �Love and Theft� (Columbia)
OutKast: Stankonia (LaFace/Arista)
Queens of the Stone Age: R (Interscope)
DFA Compilation #2 (DFA)
The Hold Steady Almost Killed Me (Frenchkiss)
Devin the Dude: To Tha X-Treme (Rap-a-Lot)
The Streets: A Grand Don�t Come for Free (Vice)
Atmosphere: Lucy Ford (Rhymesayers Entertainment)
Sonic Youth: Sonic Nurse (DGC)
Matthew Herbert: Globus Mix Vol. 5: Let's All Make Mistakes (Tresor)
Ellen Allien: Weiss.Mix (Bpitch Control)
Pantytec: Pony Slaystation (Perlon)
D�Angelo: Voodoo (Virgin)
Luna: Romantica (Jetset)
Junior Senior: D-D-Don�t Stop the Beat (Chunky Frog/Atlantic)
Rio Baile Funk: Favela Booty Beats (Essay, Germany)
Michael Mayer: Fabric 13 (Fabric)
2 Many DJ�s: As Heard on Radio Soulwax Pt. 2 (Pias, U.K.)
Big & Rich: Horse of a Different Color (Warner Bros. Nashville)
The Moldy Peaches (Rough Trade/Sanctuary)
Jonathan Richman: Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow (Vapor)
Jay-Z: The Blueprint (Roc-a-Fella)
The Strokes: Is This It (RCA)
Missy Elliott: Under Construction (Elektra)
The Coup: Party Music (75 Ark)
Lucy Pearl (Pookie)
Drive-By Truckers: Decoration Day (New West)
Kanye West: The College Dropout (Roc-a-Fella)
Black Box Recorder: The Facts of Life (Jetset)

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