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BEST OF '00s: Top Albums #80-61


Ida Maria, "Queen of the World"

80. Tom Waits, “Orphans” (Anti-, 2006) ["You Can Never Hold Back Spring"]
79. Glen Hansard, “Once: Music from the Motion Picture” (Columbia, 2007):
Raw emotion set to lovely music. ["Falling Slowly"]
78. Gwen Stefani, “Love ... Angel ... Music ... Baby” (Interscope, 2004): Still not your Hollaback Girl.
77. Lucinda Williams, “World Without Tears” (Lost Highway, 2003) ["Real Live Bleeding Fingers and Broken Guitar Strings"]
76. Missy Elliott, “The Cookbook” (Atlantic, 2005)
["Teary Eyed"]
75. Glasvegas, “Glasvegas” (Columbia, 2009) ["Daddy's Gone"]
74. Rufus Wainwright, “Release the Stars” (Geffen, 2007) ["Going to a Town"]
73. The Academy Is ..., “Fast Times at Barrington High” (Fueled by Ramen, 2008) ["The Test"]
72. Coldplay, “A Rush of Blood to the Head” (Capitol, 2002)
["The Scientist"]
71. The Postal Service, “Give Up” (Sub Pop, 2003): Doubt it? Ask Owl City. ["The District Sleeps Alone Tonight"]
70. Ryan Adams, “Heartbreaker” (Bloodshot, 2000): “Come pick me up / Take me out / [Expletive] me up / Steal my records” still sums up a whole lot of relationships. ["Come Pick Me Up"]
69. The Strokes, “First Impressions of Earth” (RCA, 2005)
68. Radiohead, “Amnesiac” (Capitol, 2001) ["I Might Be Wrong"]
67. Lambchop, “Is a Woman” (Merge, 2002) ["I Can Hardly Spell My Name"]
66. Lucinda Williams, “Essence” (Lost Highway, 2001) ["Get Right With God"]
65. Taking Back Sunday, “New Again” (Warner Bros., 2009) ["Where My Mouth Is"]
64. Gorillaz, “Gorillaz” (Virgin, 2001) ["19-2000"]
63. Estelle, “Shine” (Atlantic, 2008): Stylish, sleek soul that goes well beyond “American Boy.” ["No Substitute Love"]
62. Rufus Wainwright, “Poses” (DreamWorks, 2001) ["Cigarettes and Chocolate Milk"]
61. Ida Maria, “Fortress ‘Round My Heart” (Island, 2009) ["Oh My God"]

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