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The Best Rock Albums of the 2000's

Appendix to my book "A History of Rock Music"
Selected by piero scaruffi
and revised in 2009 by Teun Romme
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    8/10

  • Acid Mothers Temple: La Novia (2000)
  • Burning Star Core: Operator Dead Post Abandoned (2007)
  • Demdike Stare: Symbiosis (2009)
  • Dirty 3: Whatever You Love You Are (2000)
  • Joanna Newsom: Ys (2006)
  • Lofty Pillars: Amsterdam (2001)
  • Mars Volta: Frances The Mute (2005)
  • Gnaw Their Tongues: Rend Each Other Like Wild Beasts (2009)
  • Roy Montgomery: The Allegory of Hearing (2000)
  • Shit And Shine: Ladybird (2005)
  • Solex: Low Kick And Hard Bop (2001)
  • Spring Heel Jack: Disappeared (2000)
  • Spring Heel Jack: Amassed (2002)
  • Tarentel: Ghetto Beats On The Surface Of The Sun (2006)
  • Vladislav Delay: Anima (2001)

    7.5/10

  • Acid Mothers Temple: Electric Heavyland (2002)
  • Alcest: Souvenirs D'Un Autre Monde (2007)
  • Amon Tobin: Out From Out Where (2002)
  • Animal Collective: Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished (2000)
  • Arcade Fire: Funeral (2004)
  • Bad Statistics: Static (2007)
  • Battles: Mirrored (2007)
  • Ben Frost: Theory of Machines (2006)
  • Billy Bao: Dialectics Of Shit (2008)
  • Black Dice: Beaches & Canyons (2002)
  • Blood Brothers: Burn Piano Island Burn (2003)
  • Books: The Lemon of Pink (2003)
  • Cannibal Ox: The Cold Vein (2001)
  • Carla Bozulich: Evangelista (2006)
  • Cat Power: You Are Free (2003)
  • Cerberus Shoal: Mr Boy Dog (2002)
  • Charalambides: Joy Shapes (2004)
  • cLOUDDEAD: cLOUDDEAD (2001)
  • Colleen: The Golden Morning Breaks (2005)
  • Comets On Fire: Field Recordings From the Sun (2002)
  • Dan Deacon: Bromst (2009)
  • David Thomas Broughton: The Complete Guide To Insufficiency (2005)
  • Dodos: Visiter (2008)
  • DJ Hidden: The Later After (2007)
  • DJ Logic: Anomaly (2001)
  • Electrelane: Rock It To The Moon (2001)
  • Elegi: Sistereis (2007)
  • Eluvium: Talk Amongst The Trees (2005)
  • Eminem: The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
  • Entropic Advance: Red Yellow Noise (2002)
  • Evol Intent: Era of Diversion (2008)
  • Fiery Furnaces: Gallowsbird's Bark (2003)
  • Frog Eyes: The Bloody Hand (2002)
  • Fuck Buttons: Street Horrrsing (2008)
  • Ghost: Hypnotic Underworld (2004)
  • Gnaw Their Tongues: An Epiphanic Vomiting Of Blood (2007)
  • Grails: Burning Off Impurities (2007)
  • Grouper: Way Their Crept (2005)
  • Gultskra Artikler: Kasha Iz Topora (2007)
  • Hella: Church Gone Wild/ Chirpin Hard (2005)
  • Helmut Schafer: Noise As A Language (2008)
  • Jacaszek: Treny (2008)
  • James Plotkin: Atomsmasher (2001)
  • Jessica Bailiff: Jessica Bailiff (2002)
  • Jim Haynes: Telegraphy By The Sea (2006)
  • Jim O'Rourke: The Visitor (2009)
  • Jonathan Coleclough: Period (2001)
  • Juana Molina: Un Dia (2008)
  • Kanye West: The College Dropout (2004)
  • Keith Fullerton Whitman: Lisbon (2006)
  • Khanate: Things Viral (2003)
  • Koen Holtkamp: Field Rituals (2008)
  • Kopernik: Kopernik (2003)
  • Krallice: Krallice (2008)
  • LCD Soundsystem: 45:33 (2007)
  • Leyland Kirby: Sadly The Future Is No Longer What It Was (2009)
  • Li Jianhong: San Sheng Shi (2008)
  • Low: Trust (2002)
  • Lydia Lunch: Smoke In The Shadows (2004)
  • M83: Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts (2003)
  • Man Man: Man in a Blue Turban with a Face (2004)
  • Manitoba: Up In Flames (2003)
  • Maquiladora: Ritual Of Hearts (2002)
  • Menomena: I Am The Fun Blame Monster (2003)
  • Mi Ami: Watersports (2009)
  • Microphones: Mount Eerie (2003)
  • Natural Snow Buildings: The Dance of the Moon and the Sun (2006)
  • Nile: In Their Darkened Shrines (2002)
  • Orthrelm: OV (2005)
  • Pan Sonic: Kesto (2004)
  • Panda Bear: Person Pitch (2007)
  • Pantha Du Prince: This Bliss (2007)
  • Pelt: Ayahuasca (2001)
  • Religious Knives: Remains (2007)
  • Robert Rich: Somnium (2001)
  • Rosetta: The Galilean Satellites (2005)
  • Scott Tuma: Hard Again (2001)
  • Shackleton: Three EPs (2009)
  • Shit And Shine: Jealous of Shit and Shine (2006)
  • Shugo Tokumaru: L.S.T. (2005)
  • St Vincent: Marry Me (2007)
  • Stars Of The Lid: The Tired Sounds Of (2001)
  • Steffen Basho-Junghans: Waters in Azure (2002)
  • Sufjan Stevens: Illinois (2005)
  • Suishou No Fune: Prayer for Chibi (2007)
  • Supersilent: 6 (2003)
  • Toby Dammit: Top Dollar (2001)
  • Today Is The Day: Sadness Will Prevail (2002)
  • Tool: Lateralus (2001)
  • TV On The Radio: Return To Cookie Mountain (2006)
  • Vibracathedral Orchestra: Dabbling With Gravity (2002)
  • Warhammer 48K: An Ethereal Oracle (2006)
  • Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  • Wraiths: Plaguebearer (2007)
  • Wolves In The Throne Room: Diadem Of 12 Stars (2006)
  • Xiu Xiu: A Promise (2003)
  • Xiu Xiu: La Foret (2005)
  • Yoga: Megafauna (2009)

    7/10

  • !!!: Myth Takes (2007)
  • A Broken Consort: The Shape Leaves (2006)
  • A Silver Mt Zion: He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms (2000)
  • A Sunny Day In Glasgow: Scribble Mural Comic Journal (2007)
  • Acid Mothers Temple: Univers Zen Ou De Zero A Zero (2002)
  • Acid Mothers Temple: Nam Myo Ho Ren Ge Kyo (2007)
  • Acid Mothers Temple: Iao Chant From The Cosmic Inferno (2005)
  • Add N To (X): Loud Like Nature (2002)
  • Aereogramme: Sleep And Release (2003)
  • Aesop Rock: Float (2000)
  • Aidan Baker: Noise Of Silence (2007)
  • Akron/Family: Akron/Family (2005)
  • Alastair Galbraith: Cry (2000)
  • Alejandro Escovedo: The Boxing Mirror (2006)
  • Alexander Turnquist: As the Twilight Crane Dreams in Color (2009)
  • Alfredo Costa-Monteiro: Epicycle (2007)
  • Alias: The Other Side of the Looking Glass (2002)
  • Aloha: That's Your Fire (2000)
  • Alps: III (2008)
  • Aluk Todolo: Descension (2007)
  • Ametsub: Linear Cryptics (2006)
  • Anahita: Matricaria (2009)
  • Andrew Bird: The Mysterious Production Of Eggs (2005)
  • Andrew Bird: Noble Beast (2009)
  • Angel: In Transmediale (2006)
  • Angelic Process: Coma Waering (2006)
  • Angels of Light: How I Loved You (2001)
  • Animal Collective: Danse Manatee (2001)
  • Animal Collective: Here Comes The Indian (2003)
  • Annette Peacock: An Acrobat's Heart (2000)
  • Antlers: Hospice (2009)
  • Appalachian Death Ride: Hobo's Codebook (2003)
  • Arab On Radar: Soak The Saddle (2000)
  • Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (2007)
  • Architecture In Helsinki: Fingers Crossed (2004)
  • Art Of Fighting: Second Storey (2004)
  • Arto Lindsay: Prize (2000)
  • As One: 21st Century Soul (2001)
  • Ashera: Colour Glow (2000)
  • Avalanches: Since I Left You (2000)
  • Avarus: II (2006)
  • Avenged Sevenfold: Sounding the Seventh Trumpet (2001)
  • Azita: How Will You (2009)
  • B Fleischmann: Welcome Tourist (2003)
  • Baby Dee: Love's Small Song (2002)
  • Barn Owl: The Conjurer (2009)
  • Baroness: Red Album (2007)
  • Beachwood Sparks: Once We Were Trees (2001)
  • Beat Circus: Dreamland (2008)
  • Beirut: Gulag Orkestar (2006)
  • Ben Frost: Steel Wound (2003)
  • Bent Leg Fatima (2000)
  • Besnard Lakes: Are The Dark Horse (2007)
  • Birchville Cat Motel: Beautiful Speck Triumph (2004)
  • Birchville Cat Motel: Birds Call Home Their Dead (2007)
  • Bird Show: Green Inferno (2005)
  • Black Angels: Passover (2006)
  • Black Boned Angel: Bliss And Void Inseparable (2006)
  • Black Dice: Broken Ear Record (2005)
  • Black Dice: Creature Comforts (2004)
  • Black Eyes: Black Eyes (2003)
  • Black Heart Procession: 3 (2000)
  • Black Lips: Let It Bloom (2005)
  • Black Tape For A Blue Girl: The Scavenger Bride (2002)
  • Black To Comm: Ruckwarts Backwards (2006)
  • Black Vomit: Jungle Death (2009)
  • Blackalicious: Nia (2000)
  • Blectum From Blechdom: The Messy Jesse Fiesta (2000)
  • Blithe Sons: We Walk The Young Earth (2003)
  • Blood Brothers: March on Electric Children (2001)
  • Boards Of Canada: Geogaddi (2002)
  • Bohren & der Club of Gore: Sunset Mission (2000)
  • Books: Thought For Food (2002)
  • Boredoms: Seadrum/ House Of Sun (2004)
  • Boris: At Last - Feedbacker (2004)
  • Boxhead Ensemble: Nocturnes (2006)
  • Boxhead Ensemble: Quartets (2003)
  • Boxhead Ensemble: Two Brothers (2001)
  • Bright Eyes: Fevers And Mirrors (2000)
  • Brightblack Morning Light: Brightblack Morning Light (2006)
  • Broadcast: Haha Sound (2003)
  • Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It in People (2002)
  • Bug: London Zoo (2008)
  • Built To Spill: You In Reverse (2006)
  • Burial: Burial (2006)
  • By The End Of Tonight: A Tribute To Tigers (2005)
  • Caethua: The Long Afternoon Of Earth (2009)
  • Calexico: Feast of Wire (2003)
  • Calexico: Hot Rail (2000)
  • Califone Roomsound (2001)
  • Califone: Heron King Blves (2004)
  • Caretaker: A Stairway To The Stars (2001)
  • Caribou: The Milk Of Human Kindness (2005)
  • Castanets: Cathedral (2004)
  • Castanets: In The Vines (2007)
  • Cave: Psychic Psummer (2009)
  • Celestiial: Desolate North (2006)
  • Chad VanGaalen: Infiniheart (2004)
  • Christina Carter: Electrice (2006)
  • CJA: Pink Metal (2007)
  • Clinic: Internal Wrangler (2000)
  • Clipse: Hell Hath No Fury (2006)
  • cLOUDDEAD: Ten (2004)
  • Clubroot: Clubroot (2009)
  • Coachwhips: Get Yer Body Next Ta Mine (2003)
  • Coastal: Coastal (2001)
  • Coastal: Halfway To You (2004)
  • CocoRosie: The Adventures of Ghosthorse and Stillborn (2007)
  • Coh: Seasons (2003)
  • Coh: Strings (2007)
  • Colleen: Everyone Alive Wants Answers (2003)
  • Combat Astronomy: The Dematerialized Passenger (2005)
  • Comets On Fire: Blue Cathedral (2004)
  • Comets On Fire: Comets on Fire (2000)
  • Converge: Jane Doe (2001)
  • Corrupted: El Mundo Frio (2005)
  • Crooked Fingers: Bring on the Snakes (2001)
  • Crystal Castles: Crystal Castles (2008)
  • Cursive: Domestica (2000)
  • Cursive: The Ugly Organ (2003)
  • Czars: The Ugly People Vs The Beautiful People (2003)
  • Daedelus: Exquisite Corpse (2005)
  • Dalek: Gutter Tactics (2009)
  • Dalek: From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots (2002)
  • Dalek: Absence (2004)
  • Damien Jurado: Ghost Of David (2000)
  • Daniel Higgs: Ancestral Songs (2006)
  • Daniel Johnston: Fear Yourself (2003)
  • Danubians: Danubians (2000)
  • Darkspace: II (2005)
  • Datach'i: We Are Always Well Thank You (2000)
  • David Grubbs: The Spectrum Between (2000)
  • David Thomas Broughton: Vs. 7 Hertz (2007)
  • Dead C: Future Artists (2007)
  • Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words: Lost In Reflections (2008)
  • Dead Meadow: Feathers (2004)
  • Dead Weather: Horehound (2009)
  • Deca: Simbionte (2002)
  • Decemberists: Castaways and Cutouts (2002)
  • Decemberists: Picaresque (2005)
  • Deerhunter: Cryptograms (2007)
  • Deftones: White Pony (2000)
  • Delgados: The Great Eastern (2000)
  • Demolition Squad: Hit It (2000)
  • Dirty Projectors: The Getty Address (2005)
  • Dirty Projectors: The Glad Fact (2003)
  • Discordance Axis: The Inalienable Dreamless (2000)
  • Dizzee Rascal: Boy in Da Corner (2003)
  • DJ Spooky: Optometry (2002)
  • DM Stith: Heavy Ghost (2009)
  • Dntel: Life Is Full of Possibilities (2002)
  • Dorine Muraille: Mani (2002)
  • Double Leopards: Halve Maen (2003)
  • Double Leopards: A Hole Is True (2005)
  • Doves: Lost Souls (2000)
  • Doves: Kingdom of Rust (2009)
  • Dresden Dolls: Dresden Dolls (2004)
  • Drive-by Truckers: The Southern Rock Opera (2001)
  • Drones: Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float (2005)
  • Dysrhythmia: Contradiction (2000)
  • Earthless: Sonic Prayer (2005)
  • Ed Harcourt: Here Be Monsters (2001)
  • Eels: Blinking Lights And Other Revelations (2005)
  • El Guapo: Super System (2002)
  • Electric Wizard: Dopethrone (2000)
  • Elegi: Varde (2009)
  • Emeralds: Allegory Of Allergies (2007)
  • Emmylou Harris: Red Dirt Girl (2000)
  • Erdem Helvacioglu: Altered Realities (2006)
  • Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part One - 4th World War (2008)
  • Evangelicals: The Evening Descends (2008)
  • Ex Models: Other Mathematics (2001)
  • Excepter: Ka (2003)
  • Explosions In The Sky: All Of A Sudden I Miss Everyone (2007)
  • Expo '70: Animism (2007)
  • Expo '70: Mystical Amplification (2007)
  • Far Corner: Endangered (2007)
  • Fear Falls Burning: He Spoke in Dead Tongues (2005)
  • Fennesz: Black Sea (2008)
  • Fennesz: Endless Summer (2001)
  • Fever Ray: Fever Ray (2009)
  • Fiery Furnaces: Blueberry Boat (2004)
  • Fiery Furnaces: Rehearsing My Choir (2005)
  • Fiery Furnaces: Bitter Tea (2006)
  • Final Fantasy: He Poos Clouds (2006)
  • Fleet Foxes: Fleet Foxes (2008)
  • Fleshpress: Pillars (2007)
  • Fontanelle: Fontanelle (2000)
  • For Carnation (2000)
  • Four Tet: Pause (2001)
  • Four Tet: Rounds (2003)
  • Fred Frith: Impur (2006)
  • Frog Eyes: The Golden River (2003)
  • Fuck Buttons: Tarot Sport (2009)
  • Fucked Up: Hidden World (2006)
  • Fursaxa: Amulet (2004)
  • Furze: Necromanzee Cogent (2003)
  • Gang Gang Dance: God's Money (2005)
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow: Olesi - Fragments Of An Earth (2006)
  • Georgia Anne Muldrow: Umsindo (2009)
  • Giardini di Miro`: Rise and Fall of Academic Drifting (2001)
  • Gnaw Their Tongues: Reeking Pained And Shuddering (2007)
  • Gnaw Their Tongues: For All Slaves A Song Of False Hope (2008)
  • Go Team: Proof Of Youth (2007)
  • Go Team: Thunder Lightning Strike (2004)
  • Godspeed You Black Emperor: Yanqui UXO (2002)
  • Gogol Bordello: Gypsy Punks (2005)
  • Grails: The Burden of Hope (2003)
  • Greg Davis: Arbor (2002)
  • Grinderman: Grinderman (2007)
  • Grizzly Bear: Yellow House (2006)
  • Grouper: Cover The Windows And Walls (2007)
  • Guapo: Five Suns (2004)
  • Hail Architeuthis: Hail Architeuthis (2009)
  • Half Makeshift: Omen (2008)
  • Hannah Marcus: Desert Farmers (2004)
  • Harris Newman: Accidents with Nature and Each Other (2005)
  • Have A Nice Life: Deathconsciousness (2008)
  • Health: Get Color (2009)
  • Herbert: Bodily Functions (2001)
  • Hives: Veni Vidi Vicious (2000)
  • Hlidolf: V01d (2002)
  • Holy Fuck: LP (2007)
  • Hood: Cold House (2001)
  • Horse The Band: The Mechanical Hand (2005)
  • Howard Hello: Howard Hello (2002)
  • Hwyl Nofio: Hymnal (2002)
  • Icarus: I Tweet the Birdy Electric (2004)
  • Ida Maria: Fortress Round My Heart (2008)
  • Infidel? Castro: Bioentropic Damage Fractal (2005)
  • Intelligent Shanghai Mono University: 7.9 (2003)
  • Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
  • Iron & Wine: Our Endless Numbered Days (2004)
  • Irr. App. (Ext.): Ozeanische Gefuhle (2001)
  • Irr. App. (Ext.): Kreiselwelle (2009)
  • Isis: Celestial (2000)
  • Isis: Panopticon (2004)
  • Jack Rose: Red Horse White Mule (2001)
  • Jackie-O Motherfucker: Magick Fire Music (2000)
  • Jade Vincent: Vincent & Mr Green (2004)
  • Jaga Jazzist: A Livingroom Hush (2001)
  • Jan Jelinek: Kosmischer Pitch (2005)
  • Jan Jelinek: Loop Finding Jazz Records (2001)
  • Janek Schaefer: Cold Storage (2004)
  • Japandroids: Post-Nothing (2009)
  • Jasper TX: Black Sleep (2008)
  • Jasun Martz: The Pillory/ The Battle (2005)
  • Jennifer Gentle: Funny Creatures Lane (2002)
  • Jens Lekman: Oh You're So Silent Jens (2005)
  • JJ: JJ NÝ 2 (2009)
  • Joan Of Arc: The Gap (2000)
  • Joanna Newsom: The Milk-Eyed Mender (2004)
  • Johann Johannsson: Virthulegu Forsetar (2004)
  • John Cale: Hobosapiens (2003)
  • Jonathan Coleclough: Period (2001)
  • Joseph Arthur: Come To Where I'm From (2000)
  • Journey To Ixtlan: Journey To Ixtlan (2008)
  • JS666: I (2007)
  • Juana Molina: Segundo (2003)
  • Julian Lynch: Orange You Glad (2009)
  • Julianna Barwick: Sanguine (2006)
  • Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Absencen (2005)
  • Kammerflimmer Kollektief: Hysteria (2001)
  • Kanye West: Late Registration (2005)
  • Kayo Dot: Choirs of the Eye (2003)
  • Keiji Haino: C'est Parfait (2003)
  • Keiji Haino: Abandon All Words (2001)
  • Kevin Blechdom: Bitches Without Britches (2003)
  • Kevin Blechdom: Eat My Heart Out (2005)
  • Khanate: Capture & Release (2005)
  • Khanate: Khanate (2002)
  • Kid 606: Down With The Scene (2000)
  • Killswitch Engage: Alive or Just Breathing (2002)
  • Kit Clayton: Lateral Forces - Surface Fault (2001)
  • Krallice: Dimensional Bleedthrough (2009)
  • Kreng: L'Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu (2009)
  • KTL: KTL (2006)
  • KTL: KTL 2 (2007)
  • L'Acephale: Stahlhartes Gehause (2009)
  • L'Altra: Music Of A Sinking Occasion (2000)
  • LCD Soundsystem: Sound of Silver (2007)
  • Legion Of Two: Riffs (2009)
  • Leila Arab: Blood Looms And Blooms (2008)
  • Leviathan: Massive Conspiracy Against All Life (2008)
  • Li Jianhong: Talking Freely Before The Beginning (2003)
  • Liars: Drum's Not Dead (2006)
  • Light Of Shipwreck: From The Idle Cylinders (2007)
  • Lightning Bolt: Ride The Skies (2001)
  • Lindstrom: Where You Go I Go Too (2008)
  • Liquid Mind: Unity (2000)
  • Lorna: Static Patterns & Souvenirs (2005)
  • Lorna: This Time Each Year (2003)
  • Loscil: Submers (2002)
  • Loscil: Plume (2006)
  • Lou Reed: Ecstasy (2000)
  • Low: Things We Lost In The Fire (2001)
  • M Ward: End Of Amnesia (2001)
  • Machinefabriek: Marijn (2006)
  • Madvillain: Madvillainy (2004)
  • Man Man: Six Demon Bag (2006)
  • Maninkari: Le Diable Avec Ses Chevaux (2007)
  • Manitoba: Start Breaking My Heart (2001)
  • Maquiladora: White Sands (2000)
  • Mark McGuire: Guitar Meditations (2008)
  • Marnie Stern: In Advance Of The Broken Arm (2007)
  • Mastodon: Leviathan (2004)
  • Mastodon: Remission (2002)
  • Matmos: A Chance To Cut Is A Chance To Cure (2001)
  • Max Tundra: Some Best Friend You Turned Out To Be (2000)
  • MC Trachiotomy: W/Love From Tahiti (2002)
  • Me'Shell NdegeOcello: The World Has Made Me the Man of My Dreams (2007)
  • Menomena: Under An Hour (2005)
  • Mermen: The Amazing California Health And Happiness Road Show (2000)
  • Micachu: Jewellery (2009)
  • Mike Johnson: What Would You Do (2002)
  • Milk Cult: Project M-13 (2000)
  • Mojave 3: Excuses For Travellers (2000)
  • Monarch: 666 (2005)
  • Mono: One Step More And You Die (2003)
  • Morphine: The Night (2000)
  • Motion Picture: A Paper Gift (2001)
  • Mountain Goats: Tallahassee (2003)
  • Mountains: Mountains (2005)
  • Mouse On Mars: Idiology (2001)
  • Mum: Finally We Are No One (2002)
  • Mum: Yesterday Was Dramatic Today Is Ok (2000)
  • My Cat Is An Alien: The Cosmological Eye Trilogy (2005)
  • Nadja: Thaumogenesis (2007)
  • N.E.R.D.: Fly or Die (2004)
  • National: Boxer (2007)
  • National: Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers (2003)
  • Natural Snow Buildings: The Centauri Agent (2010)
  • Necks: Silverwater (2009)
  • Necro Deathmort: This Beat Is Necrotronic (2009)
  • Need New Body: UFO (2003)
  • Neko Case: Blacklisted (2002)
  • Nekrasov: The Form Of Thought From Beast (2008)
  • Neotropic: La Prochaine Fois (2001)
  • Nicolai Dunger: Soul Rush (2001)
  • Night Control: Death Control (2009)
  • Nihill: Krach (2007)
  • Njiqahdda: Njimajikal Arts (2007)
  • No Age: Nouns (2008)
  • No-Neck Blues Band: Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones But Names Will Never Hurt Me (2001)
  • No-Neck Blues Band: Qvaris (2005)
  • Noize Creator: Deferred Media (2002)
  • Notwist: Neon Golden (2001)
  • Nudge: Cached (2005)
  • Ocean Collective: Precambrian (2007)
  • Octopus Project: Identification Parade (2002)
  • Okkervil River: The Stage Names (2007)
  • Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (2005)
  • Old Time Relijun: Witchcraft Rebellion (2001)
  • Oneida: Each One Teach One (2002)
  • Oneida: Rated O (2009)
  • Ooioo: Taiga (2006)
  • Ora: Amalgam (2000)
  • Oren Ambarchi: Suspension (2001)
  • Otep: Sevas Tra (2002)
  • Otomo Yoshihide: Anode (2000)
  • Out Hud: Street Dad (2002)
  • Oxbow: An Evil Heat (2002)
  • P'taah: Compressed Light (2000)
  • Paik: Satin Black (2004)
  • Pamela Z: A Delay Is Better (2005)
  • Pan American: Quiet City (2004)
  • Pan American: 360 Business 360 Bypass (2000)
  • Patrick Wolf: Lycanthropy (2003)
  • Pelican: Australasia (2003)
  • Pinetop Seven: Bringing Home The Last Great Strike (2000)
  • Portal: Seepia (2003)
  • Prefuse 73: Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives (2001)
  • Primordial Undermind: Beings Of Game P-U (2001)
  • Psychic Paramount: Gamelan Into The Mink Supernatural (2005)
  • Psychedelic Horseshit: Magic Flowers Droned (2007)
  • Puppetina: Piewacket (2001)
  • Pussygutt: She Hid Behind Her Veil (2008)
  • Pussygutt: Sea Of Sand (2007)
  • Raccoo-Oo-Oon: Behold Secret Kingdom (2006)
  • Radian: TG11 (2000)
  • Radiohead: Amnesiac (2001)
  • Ralph Carney: This is (2003)
  • Rapture: Echoes (2003)
  • Ricardo Villalobos: Alcachofa (2003)
  • Richard Chartier: Tracing (2005)
  • Rollerball: Trail Of The Butter Yeti (2001)
  • Ruins Of Beverast: Rain Upon The Impure (2006)
  • Sage Francis: Personal Journals (2002)
  • Safety Scissors: Tainted Lunch (2005)
  • Scenic: The Acid Gospel Experience (2002)
  • Scott Walker: Drift (2006)
  • Seconds: Y (2001)
  • Serena-Maneesh: Serena-Maneesh (2005)
  • Shalabi Effect: Shalabi Effect (2000)
  • Shalabi Effect: The Trial Of St. Orange (2002)
  • Shannon Wright: Dyed In The Wool (2001)
  • Shearwater: Palo Santo (2006)
  • Shipping News: Very Soon And In Pleasant Company (2000)
  • Shit And Shine: Cunts With Roses (2007)
  • Shit and Shine: 229-2299 Girls Against Shit (2009)
  • Shit And Shine: You're Lucky To Have Friends Like Us (2004)
  • Shitmat: Killababylonkutz (2004)
  • Shivaree: I Oughtta Give You A Shot In The Head For Making Me Live In This Dump (2000)
  • Shogun Kunitoki: Tasankokaiku (2006)
  • Shugo Tokumaru: Exit (2007)
  • Sic Alps: Pleasures And Treasures (2006)
  • Sigur Ros: () (2002)
  • Silvester Anfang: Sylvester Anfang II (2009)
  • Simon Joyner: Hotel Lives (2001)
  • Sin Ropas: Three Cherries (2000)
  • Sir Richard Bishop: While My Guitar Violently Bleeds (2007)
  • Six Organs Of Admittance: For Octavio Paz (2003)
  • Sixtoo: Antagonist Survival Kit (2003)
  • Sixtoo: Duration (2002)
  • Skullflower: Tribulation (2006)
  • Smoke & Mirrors: Deities (2004)
  • Soap And Skin: Lovetune For Vacuum (2009)
  • Solefald: Pills Against the Ageless Ills (2001)
  • Solex: Laughing Stock Of Indie Rock (2004)
  • Songs:Ohia: Ghost Tropic (2000)
  • Soulfly: Primitive (2000)
  • Sparklehorse: It's A Wonderful Life (2001)
  • Spektr: Et Fugit Intera Fugit Irreparabile Tempus (2004)
  • Spring Heel Jack: Masses (2001)
  • Squarepusher: Go Plastic (2001)
  • Steffen Basho-Junghans: Song of the Earth (2000)
  • Steve Earle: Transcendental Blues (2000)
  • Steve Wynn: Here Come The Miracles (2001)
  • Storm & Stress: Under Thunder And Fluorescent Light (2000)
  • Subtle: For Hero For Fool (2006)
  • Suishou No Fune: Suishou No Fune (2005)
  • Sunn O))): Black One (2005)
  • Sunn O))): Flight Of The Behemoth (2002)
  • Sunn O))): Zero Zero Void (2000)
  • Sunroof: Panzer Division Lou Reed (2007)
  • Supersilent: 5 (2001)
  • Surface of Eceon: The King Beneath the Mountain (2001)
  • Susumu Yokota: Sakura (2000)
  • System Of A Down: Mezmerize (2005)
  • System Of A Down: Toxicity (2001)
  • Taken By Trees: Open Field (2007)
  • Tape: Rideau (2005)
  • Tara Jane O'Neil: In The Sun Lines (2001)
  • Terminal Sound System: Constructing Towers (2008)
  • The-Dream: Love/Hate (2007)
  • Thomas Brinkmann: Klick (2001)
  • Tim Hecker: Presents Radio Amor (2003)
  • Times New Viking: Dig Yourself (2005)
  • Tin Hat Trio: Helium (2000)
  • Town And Country: C'mon (2002)
  • Triosk: Moment Returns (2004)
  • Trollmann Av Ildtoppberg: Arcane Runes Adorn The Ice-Veiled Monoliths (2003)
  • Troum: Tjukurrpa - Harmonies (2001)
  • Troum: Shutun (2006)
  • TV On The Radio: Desperate Youth Blood Thirsty Babes (2004)
  • Tycho: Sunrise Projector (2004)
  • Ufomammut: Snailking (2004)
  • Ugly Casanova: Sharpen Your Teeth (2002)
  • Ulan Bator: Ego Echo (2000)
  • Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend (2008)
  • Velvet Cacoon: Genevieve (2004)
  • Velvet Teen: Elysium (2004)
  • Venetian Snares: Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett (2005)
  • Venetian Snares: Doll Doll Doll (2001)
  • Volcano The Bear: Classic Erasmus Fusion (2006)
  • Warhammer 48K: Uber Ohm (2004)
  • Wavves: Wavves (2008)
  • White Denim: Workout Holiday (2008)
  • White Flight: White Flight (2006)
  • White Stripes: White Blood Cells (2001)
  • Wildbirds & Peacedrums: Heartcore (2007)
  • Wildildlife: Six (2007)
  • William Fowler Collins: Perdition Hill Radio (2009)
  • Wold: L.O.T.M.P. (2005)
  • Wolf Eyes: Dread (2001)
  • Wolf Parade: Apologies To The Queen Mary (2005)
  • Worriedaboutsatan: Arrivals (2009)
  • Woven Hand: Mosaic (2006)
  • Wraiths: Oriflamme (2006)
  • Xiu Xiu: Knife Play (2002)
  • Yacht: I Believe in You Your Magic Is Real (2007)
  • Yakuza: Samsara (2006)
  • Yeasayer: All Hour Cymbals (2007)
  • Yellow Swans: Psychic Secession (2005)
  • Yellow Swans: At All Ends (2007)
  • Zebulon Pike: Intransience (2008)
  • Zen Guerrilla: Shadows On The Sun (2001)
  • Zu: Igneo (2002)

EPs

8/10
Meshuggah: I (2004) (EP)
Purling Hiss: Purling Hiss (2009) (EP)

7.5/10
!!!: Me And Giuliani Down By The School Yard (2003) (EP)
Crystal Antlers: Crystal Antlers (2008) (EP)
Decemberists: The Tain (2004) (EP)
Fucked Up: Looking For Gold (2004) (EP)
Grails: Take Refuge In Clean Living (2008) (mini)
James Blackshaw: Celeste (2004) (mini)
Oren Ambarchi: A Final Kiss On Poisoned Cheeks (2008) (EP)
Raccoo-Oo-Oon: Is Night People (2005) (mini)
Squadra Omega: Rennes Le Chateau (2008) (EP)
Squadra Omega: Tenebroso (2009) (EP)
Sun Araw: Beach Head (2008)
Tarentel: Looking for Things/ Searching for Things (2000) (EP)
Three Trapped Tigers: EP 1 (2008)
Tropes: Tropes (2007) (mini)
Twin Stumps: Twin Stumps (2009) (mini)
Vivian Girls: Vivian Girls (2008) (mini)
Wolves In The Throne Room: Malevolent Grain (2009) (mini)
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2001) (EP)

7/10
Acid Mothers Temple: 41st Century Splendid Man (2002) (mini)
Alps: Jewelt Galaxies (2005) (mini)
Bablicon: The Orange Tapered Moon (2000) (mini)
Bachelorette: The End Of Things (2005) (EP)
Blues Control: Local Flavor (2009) (EP)
By The End of Tonight: Fireworks on Ice (2004) (EP)
By The End of Tonight: A Tribute To Tigers (2005) (mini)
Clipd Beaks: Preyers (2006) (EP)
Cloudland Canyon: Silver Tongued Sisyphus (2007) ( EP)
Deathspell Omega: Kenose (2005) (EP)
Deathspell Omega: Mass Grave Aesthetics (2008) (EP)
Double Leopards: Out Of One, Through One, And To One (2005) (mini)
Efterklang: Springer (2003) (EP)
Efterklang: One Sided LP (2006) (EP)
Eternals: Black Museum (2002) (EP)
Fabulous Diamonds: Fabulous Diamonds (2008) (mini)
Fleshpress: Worm Dirges (2004) (mini)
Georgia Anne Muldrow: Worthnothings (2004) (EP)
Georgia Anne Muldrow: Sagala (2007) (EP)
Gog: Mist From The Random More (2009) (mini)
Grails: Black Tar Prophecies Vol 2 (2006) (EP)
Gregg Kowalsky: Tape Chants Arroyo (2007) (mini)
Half Makeshift: Aphotic Leech (2007) (mini)
Health: Health (2007) (mini)
James Blackshaw: Sunshrine (2005) (mini)
Kreidler: Eve Future (2002) (mini)
Landing: Fade In Fade Out (2002) (EP)
Light Of Shipwreck: Through The Bilge Lies A Calm And Bloodless Sea (2008) (EP)
Monument of Urns: The Ancient Method (2005) (EP)
Nisennenmondai: Destination Tokyo (2008) (mini)
Pelican: Pelican (2003) (EP)
Rameses III: Parsimonia (2004) (mini)
Ricardo Villalobos: Fizheuer Zieheuer (2006) (EP)
Shit And Shine: Toilet Door Tits (2006) (mini)
Shugo Tokumaru: Night Piece (2004) (mini)
Skull Kontrol: Zzzzzz.... (2000) (mini)
Steven Smith: Tableland (2000) (mini)
Thrones: Sperm Whale (2000) (EP)
Venetian Snares: Winnipeg is a Frozen Shithole (2005) (mini)
Wolf Eyes: Human Animal (2006) (EP)
Zs: Music of the Modern White (2009) (EP)

The greatest bands of the 2000s

  1. Acid Mothers Temple
  2. Xiu Xiu
  3. Animal Collective
  4. Vladislav Delay
  5. Supersilent
  6. Joanna Newsom
  7. Shit and Shine
  8. Mars Volta
  9. Solex
  10. Black Dice
  11. Fiery Furnaces
  12. Books
  13. Arcade Fire
  14. Khanate
  15. TV On The Radio

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