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Rest of the Best of the Aughts: Albums & Singles (#101 - 250)

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Rest of the Best of the Aughts: Albums & Singles (#101 - 250)

Due to semi-popular demand, we’ve decided to post #101—250 of both our Best of the Aughts: Albums and Best of the Aughts: Singles lists. Part of the reason we originally decided to publish lists of 100 is because, aside from the obvious quantity of writing required, the lower down on the list you got, the less consensus there was on a particular title; in fact, outside the Top 150 singles, there were only a handful of songs that were voted for by more than one contributor. That, of course, made for a bunch of unique and/or unheralded selections mixed in with more popularly cited titles


101. My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves
102. D’Angelo, Voodoo
103. DJ Shadow, The Private Press
104. OutKast, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
105. Art Brut, Bang Bang Rock & Roll
106. Morrissey, You Are the Quarry
107. Martha Wainwright, Martha Wainwright
108. Franz Ferdinand, Franz Ferdinand
109. Joanna Newsom, Ys
110. Cat Power, You Are Free
111. Spoon, Girls Can Tell
112. Patti Smith, Trampin’
113. The Magnetic Fields, Distortion
114. My Morning Jacket, Z
115. Brandy, Afrodisiac
116. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz!
117. Drive-By Truckers, Decoration Day
118. Wilco, A Ghost Is Born
119. Bubba Sparxxx, Deliverance
120. The New Pornographers, Mass Romantic
121. Kanye West, Graduation
122. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Raising Sand
123. Patrick Wolf, The Bachelor
124. Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak
125. Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
126. Girl Talk, Night Ripper
127. Tanya Donelly, Beautysleep
128. Jim O’Rourke, Insignificance
129. Neko Case, Blacklisted
130. Radiohead, Amnesiac
131. Garbage, beautifulgarbage
132. Eminem, The Eminem Show
133. Kylie Minogue, Fever
134. The Unicorns, Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?
135. Green Day, American Idiot
136. Cat Power, The Greatest
137. Dirty Projectors, Bitte Orca
138. At the Drive In, Relationship of Command
139. Belle and Sebastian, The Life Pursuit
140. Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
141. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
142. Air, Talkie Walkie
143. The Exploding Hearts, Guitar Romantic
144. Grizzly Bear, Veckatimest
145. Blur, Think Tank
146. Bright Eyes, I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
147. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
148. Kelley Polar, I Need You to Hold on While the Sky Is Falling
149. Danger Mouse, The Grey Album
150. Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago
151. Bat for Lashes, Fur and Gold
152. The White Stripes, Get Behind Me Satan
153. The Dismemberment Plan, Change
154. Tom Waits, Real Gone
155. PJ Harvey, White Chalk
156. Original Soundtrack, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
157. Raekwon, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II
158. Grandaddy, The Sophtware Slump
159. Fleet Foxes, Fleet Foxes
160. Patty Loveless, Mountain Soul
161. Bruce Springsteen, The Rising
162. Okkervil River, Black Sheep Boy
163. Jason Molina, Pyramid Electric Co.
164. Scissor Sisters, Scissor Sisters
165. Nelly Furtado, Whoa, Nelly!
166. Luomo, Vocalcity
167. The White Stripes, De Stijl
168. Animal Collective, Sung Tongs
169. Smog, A River Ain’t Too Much to Love
170. Sally Shapiro, Disco Romance
171. Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Superwolf
172. Fountains of Wayne, Welcome Interstate Managers
173. Liars, Drum’s Not Dead
174. John Vanderslice, Pixel Revolt
175. Pet Shop Boys, Release
176. Brian Eno, Another Day on Earth
177. Black Eyes, Black Eyes
178. Cody ChestnuTT, The Headphone Masterpiece
179. Gorillaz, Demon Days
180. Final Fantasy, Has a Good Home
181. Wilderness, Wilderness
182. Wale, The Mixtape About Nothing
183. Why?, Alopecia
184. PJ Harvey, Uh Huh Her
185. Yo La Tengo, I Am Not Afraid of You and Will Beat Your Ass
186. Hank Williams III, Straight to Hell
187. Phoenix, It’s Never Been Like That
188. Electrelane, The Power Out
189. Patrick Wolf, Wind in the Wires
190. The Notwist, Neon Golden
191. Allison Moorer, The Hardest Part
192. Gui Boratto, Chromophobia
193. The Raveonettes, Lust Lust Lust
194. The Microphones, The Glow Pt. 2
195. Ani DiFranco, Knuckle Down
196. Hot Chip, Made in the Dark
197. Akron/Family, Akron/Family
198. Destroyer, Streethawk: A Seduction
199. Sleater-Kinney, One Beat
200. Tim Hecker, Harmony in Ultraviolet
201. Andrew W.K., I Get Wet
202. Ryan Adams, Gold
203. Herbert, Bodily Functions
204. Common, Be
205. Bright Eyes, Lifted
206. Rosanne Cash, Black Cadillac
207. Bill Callahan, Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
208. Tori Amos, Strange Little Girls
209. Ane Brun, A Temporary Dive
210. M.I.A. and Diplo, Piracy Funds Terrorism
211. Liars, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
212. Silver Jews, Bright Flight
213. Jurassic 5, Quality Control
214. Marissa Nadler, Songs III: Bird on the Water
215. Stephen Malkmus, Pig Lib
216. Mark Kozelek, What’s Next to the Moon?
217. Viktor Vaughn, Vaudeville Villain
218. A.C. Newman, Get Guilty
219. Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP
220. Basement Jaxx, Kish Kash
221. Junior Boys, So This Is Goodbye
222. Cut Copy, In Ghost Colours
223. Jazmine Sullivan, Fearless
224. Jay Reatard, Matador Singles ’08
225. The Mountain Goats, Tallahassee
226. Broadcast, Tender Buttons
227. No Doubt, Return of Saturn
228. The Black Keys, Rubber Factory
229. Various Artists, Rogue’s Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs, & Chanteys
230. Blondie, The Curse of Blondie
231. The Roots, Phrenology
232. Doves, The Last Broadcast
233. Young Jeezy, Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101
234. St. Vincent, Marry Me
235. Andrew Bird, The Mysterious Production of Eggs
236. Peaches, The Teaches of Peaches
237. Arctic Monkeys, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
238. Magnet, On Your Side
239. Fucked Up, Chemistry of Common Life
240. Matias Aguayo, Are You Really Lost
241. The Roots, Rising Down
242. Sun Kil Moon, Ghosts of the Great Highway
243. Tom Waits, Alice
244. The Chemical Brothers, Push the Button
245. Blonde Redhead, Misery Is a Butterfly
246. Iron & Wine, The Creek Drank the Cradle
247. The National, Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers
248. Lil Boosie, Da Beginning
249. Meshell Ndegeocello, Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape
250. Various Artists, Run the Road


101. Kanye West, “Flashing Lights”
102. M.I.A., “Bucky Done Gun”
103. Nelly Furtado featuring Timabland, “Promiscuous”
104. Phoenix, “If I Ever Feel Better”
105. The White Stripes, “Hotel Yorba”
106. Madonna, “Sorry”
107. Kelly Osbourne, “One Word”
108. Hot Chip, “And I Was a Boy from School”
109. Clipse, “Wamp Wamp (What It Do)”
110. Destiny’s Child, “Lose My Breath”
111. Erykah Badu, “Bag Lady”
112. Erykah Badu, “Back in the Day (Puff)”
113. Dixie Chicks, “Long Time Gone”
114. Annie, “The Greatest Hit”
115. The Walkmen, “The Rat”
116. Basement Jaxx, “Romeo”
117. Big & Rich, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”
118. Annie, “My Heartbeat”
119. The Roots featuring Cody ChesnuTT, “The Seed 2.0”
120. Aeroplane featuring Kathy Diamond, “Whispers”
121. Metro Area, “Miura”
122. Beyoncé, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)”
123. Trisha Yearwood, “Where Are You Now”
124. Fabolous, “Breathe”
125. Robbie Williams, “Rock DJ”
126. Spoon, “The Underdog”
127. Kerri Chandler & Monique Bingham, “In the Morning”
128. Eminem, “The Way I Am”
129. The Chemical Brothers, “Come with Us”
130. Arcade Fire, “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)”
131. Miranda Lambert, “Kerosene”
132. Art Brut, “Formed a Band”
133. Patrick Wolf, “The Libertine”
134. !!!, “Heart of Hearts”
135. Sugababes, “Freak Like Me”
136. Patrick Wolf, “Vulture”
137. Amy Winehouse, “Rehab”
138. Panda Bear “Comfy in Nautica”
139. 50 Cent, “In Da Club”
140. M83, “Graveyard Girl”
141. Snoop Dogg featuring Pharrell, “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
142. Vanessa Carlton, “White Houses”
143. Panjabi MC featuring Jay-Z, “Mundian to Bach Ké (Beware of the Boys)”
144. Antony and the Johnsons, “Hope There’s Someone”
145. M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade, “Body Language”
146. Green Velvet, “La La Land”
147. Patrick Wolf, “The Magic Position”
148. The Killers, “All These Things That I’ve Done”
149. Ciara, “Promise”
150. Marc Broussard, “Home”
151. Mandy Moore, “In My Pocket”
152. Hanson, “If Only”
153. Kylie Minogue, “Slow”
154. John Vanderslice, “Exodus Damage”
155. Aesop Rock, “Daylight”
156. Theo Parrish, “Solitary Flight”
157. Santogold, “L.E.S. Artistes”
158. PJ Harvey, “Good Fortune”
159. Dirty Projectors, “Stillness Is the Move”
160. Maximo Park, “Apply Some Pressure”
161. Ryan Adams, “New York, New York”
162. Jens Lekman, “Maple Leaves”
163. NSync, “Bye Bye Bye”
164. The Cardigans, “You’re the Storm”
165. Battles, “Atlas”
166. M83, “Run Into Flowers”
167. The Gaslight Anthem, “The ’59 Sound”
168. Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z, “Upgrade U”
169. Arcade Fire, “Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)”
170. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, “Young Adult Friction”
171. Alicia Keys, “You Don’t Know My Name”
172. Björk, “Cocoon”
173. Mclusky, “She Will Only Bring You Happiness”
174. Madonna, “Get Together”
175. Rage Against the Machine, “Testify”
176. Les Savy Fav, “The Sweat Descends”
177. Miranda Lambert, “Gunpowder and Lead”
178. Goldfrapp, “Lovely Head”
179. Amadou and Mariam, “Sabali”
180. Handsome Boy Modeling School featuring Róisín Murphy, “The Truth”
181. Lil’ Kim featuring Mr. Cheeks and Timbaland, “The Jump Off”
182. Erykah Badu, “The Healer”
183. Squarepusher, “My Red Hot Car”
184. Basement Jaxx, “Where’s Your Head At?”
185. Alicia Keys, “No One”
186. Goldfrapp, “Strict Machine”
187. TV on the Radio, “Staring at the Sun”
188. Nikka Costa, “Like a Feather”
189. Dr. Dre, “Forgot About Dre”
190. Kate Nash, “Foundations”
191. M83, “Kim and Jessie”
192. The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip, “Galvanize”
193. Janet Jackson, “All for You”
194. Nicole Atkins, “The Way It Is”
195. Khia, “Lick It (My Neck, My Back)”
196. Junior Senior, “Move Your Feet”
197. The Flaming Lips, “Fight Test”
198. Nelly Furtado, “Powerless (Say What You Want)”
199. The White Stripes “The Hardest Button to Button”
200. Jay-Z, “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”
201. Britney Spears, “Womanizer”
202. Hot Chip, “Ready for the Floor”
203. LCD Soundsystem, “Yeah”
204. Múm, “The Ballad of the Broken Birdie Records”
205. Crystal Castles “Courtship Date”
206. Radiohead, “Pyramid Song”
207. Marah, “Point Breeze”
208. Lil’ Kim featuring Sisqo, “How Many Licks”
209. PJ Harvey, “This Is Love”
210. Destiny’s Child, “Bootylicious”
211. Scissor Sisters “Take Your Mama Out”
212. The Cardigans, “For What It’s Worth”
213. Röyksopp, “Eple”
214. Akufen, “Psychometry 3.0”
215. Kelis, “Young, Fresh N’ New”
216. Common, “The Light”
217. Calvin Harris, “Acceptable in the 80s”
218. Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together”
219. Interpol, “NYC”
220. Patrick Wolf, “Accident & Emergency”
221. Jazmine Sullivan, “Bust Your Windows”
222. Beirut, “Postcards from Italy”
223. Underworld, “Two Months Off”
224. Ludacris, “Southern Hospitality”
225. Franz Ferdinand, “The Fallen”
226. Beyoncé, “Ring the Alarm”
227. Peter Bjorn and John, “Young Folks”
228. Mary J. Blige featuring Eve, “Not Today”
229. Meshell Ndegeocello featuring Redman and Tweet, “Pocketbook (Rockwilder & Missy Elliott Remix)”
230. DNTEL, “(This Is) The Dream of Evan and Chan”
231. Bat for Lashes, “Sleep Alone”
232. The Hold Steady, “Stuck Between Stations”
233. Hanson, “Penny & Me”
234. Res, “Golden Boys”
235. M.I.A., “Jimmy”
236. Madonna, “Die Another Day”
237. X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne, “Lazy”
238. Jens Lekman, “Opposite of Hallelujah”
239. MGMT, “Electric Feel”
240. Ghostface Killah, “Cherchez LaGhost”
241. Moby, “I Love to Move in Here”
242. The Flaming Lips, “Do You Realize”
243. Tom Waits, “Lie to Me”
244. The Killers, “When You Were Young”
245. The New Pornographers, “Letter from an Occupant”
246. The Strokes, “Someday”
247. Liars, “Plaster Casts of Everything”
248. Amp Fiddler, “Ridin”
249. Yo La Tengo, “Mr. Tough”
250. System of a Down, “B.Y.O.B.”