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60 Best Rock Albums Of The 2000s

Updated on September 2, 2011

The following is a list of the best rock albums of the 2000s. Many are mainstream releases however we have also included albums that may not have had as much of a commercial push but in our opion are incredible rock albums comparable to others in this list.

30 Seconds To Mars - A beautiful Lie

- Platinum

A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step

- #2 on the Billboard 200

- Platinum

A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms

- #4 on the Billboard 200

- Platinum

Adema - Adema

- 1 million copies sold worldwide

Alice In Chains - Black Gives Way To Blue

- #5 on the Billboard 200

- Certified Gold

- nominated for two grammys

Alter Bridge - One Day remains

- #5 on the Billboard 200

- Certified Gold

Alter Bridge - Blackbird

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Audioslave - Audioslave

- #7 on the Billboard 200

- Triple platinum

Bif Naked - Superbeautifulmonster

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Billy Talent - Billy Talent

- Triple platinum (in Canada)

- #6 on the Canadian Albums Chart

Billy Talent - Billy Talent II

- #1 on the Candian Albums Chart

- #1 on the Germany Chart

- Over Triple platinum (in Canada)

- 1.2 million copies sold worldwide

Billy Talent - Billy Talent III

- #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart

- #2 on the Germany Charts

- Won the Juno award for Best Rock Album of the year

Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants And Jacket

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 4.5 million copies sold worldwide

Blink 182 - Blink 182

- Platinum (in the US and other countries)

Blue Man Group - The Complex

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Box Car Racer - Box Car Racer

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Deftones - White Pony

- Platinum

- Won Grammy award for Best Metal Performance for the single, "Elite."

Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist

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Dinosaur Jr. - Beyond

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Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

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Disturbed - The Sickness

- 4 times platinum

Disturbed - Believe

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- Double platinum

Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 4.2 million copies sold

Disturbed - Indestructible

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 2 million+ copies sold worldwide

Delores O'riordan - Are You Listening?

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Evanescense - Fallen

- 17 million copies sold worldwide

- Won two Grammy awards for Best New Artist & Best Hard Rock Performance for the single. "Bring Me To Life."

Evan's Blue - The Melody And The Energetic Nature Of Volume

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Everclear - Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 2: Good Time for a Bad Attitude

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Everclear - Slow Motion Daydream

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Finger Eleven - The Greyest of Blue Skies

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Flyleaf - Flyleaf

- Platinum

Flyleaf - Memento Mori

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Foo Fighters - One By One

- #3 on the Billboard 200

- #1 on the UK Albums Chart

- Won the Grammy for Best Rock Album

Foo Fighters - Echoes, Silence, Patience and Grace

- #3 on the Billboard 200

- Won two Grammy awards for Best Rock Album & Best Hard Rock Performance for the single, "Pretender."

Fuel - Something Like Human

- Double platinum

Godsmack - Awake

- 2 million+ copies sold

- #5 on the Billboard 200

Godsmack - Faceless

- 1 million copies sold

- #1 on the billboard 200

Godsmack - IV

- #1 on the Billboard 200

Green Day - American Idiot

- 14 million copies sold worldwide

Guns N' Roses - Chinese Democracy

- #3 on the Billboard 200

- 2.6 million copies sold worldwide

Hawksley Workman - Los Manlicious

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Incubus - Morning View

- #2 on the Billboard 200

- 3.6 million copies sold worldwide

Incubus - A Crow Left of the Murder...

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 1.9 million copies sold

Iron Maiden - Brave New World

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Linkin Park - Meteora

- 10 million+ copies sold worldwide

- #1 on the Billboard 200

Korn - See You On The Otherside

- 1.8 million copies sold worldwide


Korn - Untouchables

- 4 million copies sold worldwide

- #2 on the Billboard 200

Matthew Good - Avalanche

- #2 on the Canadian Albums Chart

- Certified Gold

Matthew Good Band - The Audio Of Being

- Certified Gold

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

- #3 on the Billboard 200

Radiohead - In Rainbows

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 3 million+ copies sold worldwide

Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts

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Placebo - Meds

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Placebo - Battle With The Sun

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way

- #2 on the Billboard 200

- 13 million copies sold worldwide

The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 8 million copies sold worldwide

- Won 5 Grammy awards

Tool - Lateralus

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- Double Platinum

- Won the Grammy award of Best Metal Performance for the single, "Schism."

Tool - 10,000 days

- #1 on the Billboard 200

- 3 million+ copies sold worldwide

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    • FreelancerA profile image

      FreelancerA 5 years ago from Portland

      Gonna have to agree on Farm by Dinosaur Jr.

    • terrektwo profile image
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      Candle Hour 5 years ago from North America

      FreelancerA - I always loved Dinosaur Jr. but was really impressed on how great they still sound after they returned :)

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