Decade Charts

Best Albums of the 2010s

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

We’re already six years into the 2010s, so I thought it would be a good time to list my favorite albums of the decade, so far anyway. This is a tentative list, so as I hear new things and change my mind on other albums the  list list will be update. I’ll try to do it regularly,  but at the very least I’ll add new albums to it at the end of each year. (more…)

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Best Albums Of The 2000s

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

A list of my favorite albums to come out in the 2000s (2000-2009).

Decade Rank Album Artist Year Stars Rating
1 Kid A Radiohead 2000 ✮✮✮✮✮ 99
2 In Rainbows Radiohead 2007 ✮✮✮✮✮ 98
3 Transatlanticism Death Cab For Cutie 2003 ✮✮✮✮✮ 95
4 Funeral Arcade Fire 2004 ✮✮✮✮✮ 94
5 Hybrid Theory Linkin Park 2000 ✮✮✮✮✮ 93
6 Is This It? The Strokes 2001 ✮✮✮✮✮ 92
7 Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool Lupe Fiasco 2007 ✮✮✮✮✮ 92
8 Discovery Daft Punk 2001 ✮✮✮✮✮ 90
9 All That You Can’t Leave Behind U2 2000 ✮✮✮✮✰ 89
10 Graduation Kanye West 2007 ✮✮✮✮✰ 89
11 Morning View Incubus 2001 ✮✮✮✮✰ 88
12 Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective 2009 ✮✮✮✮✰ 87
13 Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace Foo Fighters 2007 ✮✮✮✮✰ 86
14 Antidotes Foals 2008 ✮✮✮✮✰ 85
15 Parachutes Coldplay 2000 ✮✮✮✮✰ 85
16 Room On Fire The Strokes 2003 ✮✮✮✮✰ 84
17 Be Common 2005 ✮✮✮✮✰ 84
18 Meteora Linkin Park 2003 ✮✮✮✮✰ 83
19 Chuck Sum 41 2004 ✮✮✮✮✰ 81
20 The Carter III Lil Wayne 2008 ✮✮✮✮✰ 80
21 The Black Parade My Chemical Romance 2006 ✮✮✮✮ 79
22 Origin of Symmetry Muse 2001 ✮✮✮✮ 79
23 By The Way Red Hot Chilli Peppers 2002 ✮✮✮✮ 79
24 Hypnotize System Of A Down 2005 ✮✮✮✮ 79
25 Sing The Sorrow AFI 2003 ✮✮✮✮ 78
26 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb U2 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 76
27 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Phoenix 2009 ✮✮✮✮ 76
28 It’s Blitz! Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2009 ✮✮✮✮ 76
29 Late Registration Kanye West 2005 ✮✮✮✮ 76
30 Good News For People Love Bad News Modest Mouse 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 76
31 A Beautiful Lie 30 Seconds To Mars 2005 ✮✮✮✮ 75
32 Boxer The National 2007 ✮✮✮✮ 75
33 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2009 ✮✮✮✮ 75
34 Hot Fuss The Killers 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 74
35 Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor Lupe Fiasco 2006 ✮✮✮✮ 73
36 Demon Days Gorillaz 2005 ✮✮✮✮ 73
37 A Rush Of Blood To The Head Coldplay 2002 ✮✮✮✮ 72
38 The College Dropout Kanye West 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 72
39 Wincing The Night Away The Shins 2007 ✮✮✮✮ 71
40 Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge My Chemical Romance 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 70
41 Afterwords Collective Soul 2007 ✮✮✮✮ 70
42 Louder Now Taking Back Sunday 2006 ✮✮✮✰ 68
43 Neon Bible Arcade Fire 2007 ✮✮✮✰ 68
44 Plans Death Cab For Cutie 2005 ✮✮✮✰ 68
44 Revolutionary, Vol. 2 Immortal Technique 2003 ✮✮✮✰ 67
45 Mezmerize System Of A Down 2005 ✮✮✮✰ 68
45 Black Holes & Revolations Muse 2006 ✮✮✮✰ 67
46 Hail To The Theif Radiohead 2003 ✮✮✮✰ 66
47 Toxicity System Of A Down 2001 ✮✮✮✰ 66
47 Silent Alarm Bloc Party 2005 ✮✮✮✰ 65
48 The Eraser Thom Yorke 2006 ✮✮✮✰ 65

(updated Jan 1, 2016)

Top Albums Since 2000

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

My favorite albums since 2000.

Album Artist Year Stars Rating
1 Kid A Radiohead 2000 ✮✮✮✮✮ 99
2 In Rainbows Radiohead 2007 ✮✮✮✮✮ 98
3 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮ 98
4 The Suburbs Arcade Fire 2010 ✮✮✮✮✮ 96
5 Transatlanticism Death Cab For Cutie 2003 ✮✮✮✮✮ 95
6 Good kid, m.A.A.d city Kendrick Lamar 2012 ✮✮✮✮✮ 94
7 Funeral Arcade Fire 2004 ✮✮✮✮✮ 94
8 Hybrid Theory Linkin Park 2000 ✮✮✮✮✮ 93
9 Is This It? The Strokes 2001 ✮✮✮✮✮ 92
10 Lupe Fiasco’s The Cool Lupe Fiasco 2007 ✮✮✮✮✮ 92
11 Discovery Daft Punk 2001 ✮✮✮✮✮ 90
12 Total Life Forever Foals 2010 ✮✮✮✮✰ 89
13 All That You Can’t Leave Behind U2 2000 ✮✮✮✮✰ 89
14 Graduation Kanye West 2007 ✮✮✮✮✰ 89
15 Morning View Incubus 2001 ✮✮✮✮✰ 88
16 …Like Clockwork Queens Of The Stone Age 2013 ✮✮✮✮✰ 87
17 Merriweather Post Pavilion Animal Collective 2009 ✮✮✮✮✰ 87
18 Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace Foo Fighters 2007 ✮✮✮✮✰ 86
19 Antidotes Foals 2008 ✮✮✮✮✰ 85
20 Parachutes Coldplay 2000 ✮✮✮✮✰ 85
21 Carrie & Lowell Sufjan Stevens 2015 ✮✮✮✮✰ 84
22 Room On Fire The Strokes 2003 ✮✮✮✮✰ 84
23 Be Common 2005 ✮✮✮✮✰ 84
24 Meteora Linkin Park 2003 ✮✮✮✮✰ 83
25 Chuck Sum 41 2004 ✮✮✮✮✰ 81
26 Friend Of The People Lupe Fiasco 2011 ✮✮✮✮✰ 80
27 The Carter III Lil Wayne 2008 ✮✮✮✮✰ 80
28 To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 79
29 The Black Parade My Chemical Romance 2006 ✮✮✮✮ 79
30 Origin of Symmetry Muse 2001 ✮✮✮✮ 79
31 By The Way Red Hot Chilli Peppers 2002 ✮✮✮✮ 79
32 Hypnotize System Of A Down 2005 ✮✮✮✮ 79
33 Sing The Sorrow AFI 2003 ✮✮✮✮ 78
34 Channel Orange Frank Ocean 2012 ✮✮✮✮ 77
35 Goblin Tyler, The Creator 2011 ✮✮✮✮ 77
36 Modern Vampires Of The City Vampire Weekend 2013 ✮✮✮✮ 76
37 Currents Tame Impala 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 76
38 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb U2 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 76
39 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Phoenix 2009 ✮✮✮✮ 76
40 It’s Blitz! Yeah Yeah Yeahs 2009 ✮✮✮✮ 76
41 Late Registration Kanye West 2005 ✮✮✮✮ 76
42 Good News For People Love Bad News Modest Mouse 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 76
43 A Beautiful Lie 30 Seconds To Mars 2005 ✮✮✮✮ 75
44 Boxer The National 2007 ✮✮✮✮ 75
45 Sigh No More Mumford & Sons 2009 ✮✮✮✮ 75
46 Reflektor Arcade Fire 2013 ✮✮✮✮ 74
47 In Colour Jamie XX 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 74
48 Random Access Memories Daft Punk 2013 ✮✮✮✮ 74
49 Hot Fuss The Killers 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 74
50 Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor Lupe Fiasco 2006 ✮✮✮✮ 73
51 Demon Days Gorillaz 2005 ✮✮✮✮ 73
52 Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit Courtney Barnett 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 73
52 You’re Dead! Flying Lotus 2014 ✮✮✮✮ 72
53 A Rush Of Blood To The Head Coldplay 2002 ✮✮✮✮ 72
54 The College Dropout Kanye West 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 72
55 Lonerism Tame Impala 2012 ✮✮✮✮ 72
56 Why Make Sense? Hot Chip 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 72
57 Art Angels Grimes 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 71
58 Wincing The Night Away The Shins 2007 ✮✮✮✮ 71
59 Wasting Light Foo Fighters 2011 ✮✮✮✮ 71
60 Synthetica Metric 2012 ✮✮✮✮ 71
61 Poison Season Destroyer 2015 ✮✮✮✮ 70
62 Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge My Chemical Romance 2004 ✮✮✮✮ 70
63 Afterwords Collective Soul 2007 ✮✮✮✮ 70
64 Run The Jewels 2 Run The Jewels 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 69
65 Hozier Hozier 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 69
66 Trouble Will Find Me The National 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 69
67 Run The Jewels Run The Jewels 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 69
68 Yeezus Kanye West 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 69
69 Louder Now Taking Back Sunday 2006 ✮✮✮✰ 68
70 Neon Bible Arcade Fire 2007 ✮✮✮✰ 68
71 Kintsugi Death Cab For Cutie 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 68
72 Tetsuo & Youth Lupe Fiasco 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 68
73 Plans Death Cab For Cutie 2005 ✮✮✮✰ 68
74 Mezmerize System Of A Down 2005 ✮✮✮✰ 68
75 Bable Mumford and Sons 2012 ✮✮✮✰ 68
75 Revolutionary, Vol. 2 Immortal Technique 2003 ✮✮✮✰ 67
76 Sylvan Esso Sylvan Esso 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 67
77 Life Is Good Nas 2012 ✮✮✮✰ 67
78 Angles The Strokes 2011 ✮✮✮✰ 67
79 Black Holes & Revolations Muse 2006 ✮✮✮✰ 67
80 Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes Thom Yorke 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 67
81 Morning Phase Beck 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 67
82 Holy Fire Foals 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 66
83 Section.80 Kendrick Lamar 2011 ✮✮✮✰ 66
84 Weatherhouse Phillip Selway 2014 ✮✮✮✰ 66
85 Hail To The Theif Radiohead 2003 ✮✮✮✰ 66
86 Toxicity System Of A Down 2001 ✮✮✮✰ 66
87 Take Care Drake 2011 ✮✮✮✰ 66
88 Days Are Gone Haim 2013 ✮✮✮✰ 66
89 Viva la Vida Coldplay 2008 ✮✮✮✰ 66
90 Cherry Bomb Tyler, The Creator 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 66
90 The Magic Whip Blur 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 65
91 Silent Alarm Bloc Party 2005 ✮✮✮✰ 65
92 The Eraser Thom Yorke 2006 ✮✮✮✰ 65
93 The King Of Limbs Radiohead 2011 ✮✮✮✰ 65
94 Lights And Sounds Yellowcard 2006 ✮✮✮✰ 65
95 If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Drake 2015 ✮✮✮✰ 65
96 Break The Cycle Staind 2001 ✮✮✮✰ 65

(updated Jan 1, 2016)