Albums I Love. The ‘00s.

I recently published (and have continued to add to) my list of my loved albums from 2010 to the present. A loved album is one where I like approximately 70% or more of the songs. When an album meets this threshold, I “love” it in iTunes and it goes into a “Loved Albums” playlist.

Continuing along, below is my list of loved albums from 2000 to 2009. My favorite album of each year is in bold.

2009

  • Bitte Orca by Dirty Projectors
  • The Blueprint 3 by Jay-Z
  • Born Like This by DOOM
  • Boy Meets World by Fashawn
  • The Ecstatic by Mos Def
  • Eyelid Movies by Phantogram
  • I And Love And You by The Avett Brothers
  • It’s Blitz! by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Jay Stay Paid by J Dilla
  • Joy by Phish
  • Keep It Hid by Dan Auerbach
  • Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
  • Miike Snow by Miike Snow
  • Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II by Raekwon
  • Pains of Being Pure at Heart by Pains of Being Pure at Heart
  • Post-Nothing by Japandroids
  • Primary Colours by The Horrors
  • Relapse by Eminem
  • Seek Magic by Memory Tapes
  • So Far Gone EP by Drake
  • Tonight: Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
  • Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear
  • Wu-Tang Chamber Music

2008

  • Attack & Release by The Black Keys
  • Tha Carter III by Lil Wayne
  • Consolers of the Lonely by The Raconteurs
  • Dear Science by TV on the Radio
  • Evil Urges by My Morning Jacket
  • Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
  • For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
  • Furr by Blitzen Trapper
  • Hercules & Love Affair by Hercules & Love Affair
  • In Ghost Colours by Cut Copy
  • Made in the Dark by Hot Chip
  • Modern Guilt by Beck
  • Narrow Stairs by Death Cab for Cutie
  • Pro Tools by GZA/Genius
  • The Renaissance by Q-Tip
  • Santigold by Santigold
  • Saturdays = Youth by M83
  • The Stand Ins by Okkervil River
  • Tronic by Black Milk
  • Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend
  • 808s & Heartbreak by Kanye West

2007

  • American Gangster by Jay-Z
  • Because of the Times by Kings of Leon
  • Below the Heavens by Blu & Exile
  • The Big Doe Rehab by Ghostface Killah
  • Boxer by The National
  • Cease to Begin by Band of Horses
  • Desire by Pharoahe Monch
  • Finding Forever by Common
  • Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
  • Getback by Little Brother
  • Graduation by Kanye West
  • Icky Thump by The White Stripes
  • In Rainbows by Radiohead
  • Jesus Price Supastar by Sean Price
  • Kala by M.I.A.
  • The Leak EP by Lil Wayne
  • Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
  • Oracular Spectacular by MGMT
  • Our Love to Admire by Interpol
  • Person Pitch by Panda Bear
  • Popular Demand by Black Milk
  • Return of the Mac by Prodigy of Mobb Deep
  • Ruff Draft by J Dilla
  • The Shepherd’s Dog by Iron & Wine
  • Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
  • T.I. vs. T.I.P. by T.I.
  • Undergound Kingz by UGK

2006

  • The Big Bang by Busta Rhymes
  • Blood Money by Mobb Deep
  • Broken Boy Soldiers by The Raconteurs
  • Classics by Ratatat
  • Dedication 2 by Lil Wayne & DJ Drama
  • Demon Days by Gorillaz
  • Doctor’s Advocate by The Game
  • Donuts by J Dilla
  • Eminem Presents The Re-Up
  • Everything All the Time by Band of Horses
  • FishScale by Ghostface Killah
  • Game Theory by The Roots
  • Hell Hath No Fury by Clipse
  • Hip Hop is Dead by Nas
  • The Information by Beck
  • King by T.I.
  • Kingdom Come by Jay-Z
  • The Last Stand by Boot Camp Clik
  • One Hunid by Scarface Presents The Product
  • A Piece of Strange by Cunninlynguists
  • Return to Cookie Mountain by TV on the Radio
  • Sam’s Town by The Killers
  • Second Round’s on Me by Obie Trice
  • The Shining by J Dilla
  • Silent Shout by The Knife
  • St. Elsewhere by Gnarls Barkley
  • The Trials of Van Occupanther by Midlake
  • The Warning by Hot Chip
  • Writer’s Block by Peter, Bjorn & John
  • Yellow House by Grizzly Bear

2005

  • Alligator by The National
  • Already Platinum by Slim Thug
  • A.W.O.L. by AZ
  • The B. Coming by Beanie Sigel
  • Be by Common
  • Tha Carter II by Lil Wayne
  • Certified by David Banner
  • Chemistry by Buckshot & 9th Wonder
  • The Documentary by The Game
  • Duets: The Final Chapter by The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Get Behind Me Satan by The White Stripes
  • Get Rich or Die Tryin’: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture
  • Gimme Fiction by Spoon
  • Grandmasters by DJ Muggs vs. GZA/Genius
  • Guero by Beck
  • Hell’s Winter by Cage
  • Hypnotize / Mezmerize by System of a Down
  • Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
  • Late Registration by Kanye West
  • LCD Soundsystem by LCD Soundsystem
  • Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 by Young Jeezy
  • The Massacre by 50 Cent
  • The Minstrel Show by Little Brother
  • Monkey Barz by Sean Price
  • The Mouse & The Mask by Danger Doom
  • Plans by Death Cab for Cutie
  • Searching for Jerry Garcia by Proof
  • Smif ‘N’ Wessun: Reloaded by Smif-N-Wessun
  • Wu-Tang Meets the Indie Culture, Vol. 1
  • Z by My Morning Jacket

2004

  • Aha Shake Heartbreak by Kings of Leon
  • Amerikaz Nightmare by Mobb Deep
  • Antics by Interpol
  • Cee-Lo Green… is the Soul Machine by Cee-Lo
  • The Champ is Here by Jadakiss
  • The College Dropout by Kanye West
  • Death is Certain by Royce da 5'9"
  • D12 World by D12
  • Encore by Eminem
  • Funeral by Arcade Fire
  • Hot Fuss by The Killers
  • The Hunger for More by Lloyd Banks
  • Kiss of Death by Jadakiss
  • A Long Hot Summer by Masta Ace
  • Loyal to the Game by 2Pac
  • Madvillainy by Madvillain
  • Mm.. Food by MF DOOM
  • Murs 3:16: 9th Edition by Murs & 9th Wonder
  • No Said Date by Masta Killa
  • The Pretty Toney Album by Ghostface Killah
  • The Red Light District by Ludacris
  • Solo Piano by Chilly Gonzales
  • Straight Outta Cashville by Young Buck
  • Street’s Disciple by Nas
  • The Tipping Point by The Roots
  • Urban Legend by T.I.
  • Waterworld by Leak Bros
  • 1st Infantry by The Alchemist

2003

  • Big Shots by Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf
  • The Black Album by Jay-Z
  • Champion Sound by Jaylib
  • Cheers by Obie Trice
  • Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts by M83
  • Elephant by The White Stripes
  • Fever to Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • Free Agents by Mobb Deep
  • Get Rich or Die Tryin’ by 50 Cent
  • Give Up by The Postal Service
  • God’s Stepson by 9th Wonder
  • The Grey Album by Danger Mouse
  • The Invasion by DJ Green Lantern
  • It Still Moves by My Morning Jacket
  • Joe Budden by Joe Budden
  • The Lex Diamond Story by Raekwon
  • The Listening by Little Brother
  • Michigan by Sufjan Stevens
  • The Ownerz by Gang Starr
  • Philadelphia Freeway by Freeway
  • Room on Fire by The Strokes
  • S. Carter Collection Mixtape by Jay-Z
  • Speakerboxxx / The Love Below by Outkast
  • Take Me to Your Leader by King Geedorah
  • Trap Muzik by T.I.
  • Vaudeville Villain by Viktor Vaughn
  • You Forgot it in People by Broken Social Scene
  • Youth & Young Manhood by Kings of Leon

2002

  • The Big Come Up by The Black Keys
  • The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse by Jay-Z
  • Deadringer by RJD2
  • Dwight Spitz by Count Bass D
  • The Eminem Show by Eminem
  • Fantastic Damage by El-P
  • The Fix by Scarface
  • God’s Son by Nas
  • Guess Who’s Back by 50 Cent
  • Kill the Moonlight by Spoon
  • Legend of the Liquid Sword by GZA/Genius
  • Lord Willin’ by Clipse
  • The Lost Tapes by Nas
  • Man vs. Machine by Xzibit
  • Nighthawks by Nighthawks
  • Phrenology by The Roots
  • Quality by Talib Kweli
  • Turn on the Bright Lights by Interpol
  • Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
  • Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
  • 8 Mile (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

2001

  • Amnesiac by Radiohead
  • Black Bastards by KMD
  • The Blueprint by Jay-Z
  • Bulletproof Wallets by Ghostface Killah
  • The Cold Vein by Cannibal Ox
  • Devil’s Night by D12
  • Discovery by Daft Punk
  • Disposable Arts by Masta Ace
  • Even in Darkness by Dungeon Family
  • Gorillaz by Gorillaz
  • Iron Flag by Wu-Tang Clan
  • Is This It? by The Strokes
  • Labor Days by Aesop Rock
  • Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EPs by Atmosphere
  • Malpractice by Redman
  • Stillmatic by Nas
  • Toxicity by System of a Down
  • Welcome 2 Detroit by J Dilla
  • White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
  • Word of Mouf by Ludacris

2000

  • Anarchy by Busta Rhymes
  • Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump by De La Soul
  • The Big Picture by Big L
  • Deltron 3030 by Deltron 3030
  • De Stijl by The White Stripes
  • D.I.T.C. by D.I.T.C.
  • The Dynasty Roc La Familia by Jay-Z
  • Fantastic, Vol. 2 by Slum Village
  • Farmhouse by Phish
  • H.N.I.C. by Prodigy of Mobb Deep
  • Kid A by Radiohead
  • Tha Last Meal by Snoop Dogg
  • Let’s Get Free by Dead Prez
  • Like Water for Chocolate by Common
  • Lyricist Lounge 2
  • The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
  • The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse
  • Reflection Eternal: Train of Thought by Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
  • Restless by Xzibit
  • Since I Left You by The Avalanches
  • Stankonia by Outkast
  • Supreme Clientele by Ghostface Killah
  • The Truth by Beanie Sigel
  • The Unseen by Quasimoto
  • The W by Wu-Tang Clan
  • Warriorz by M.O.P.
  • Y2K: The Album by Screwball

Updates

09/05/17: Added a ton of rap albums

11/25/16: Added GZA to 2002, 2005, and 2008

11/20/16: Added Ghostface Killah to 2007

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