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NME’s 50 Greatest Albums Of The ’00s

There is no such thing a perfect list. There are lists, however, that love the Streets more than other lists. Stateside we’ve seen Paste hand the top spot to one of Sufjan’s states and Pitchfork gave the nod to Kid A. Since all British people sound the same (just kidding?) you might assume Uncut would be similar to NME’s 50 Greatest Albums Of The ’00s, but once again assuming makes an ass of “u” and “me.” The top 10 does have a decidedly British bent, but it’s a pack of scruffy New Yorkers (and ex-New Yorkers) who grab number one. Actually, in general, NYC 2001-2003 performs much better than the Now Sound.

50 MIA – Arula
49 Muse – Absolution
48 The Walkmen – Bows and Arrows
47 Brendan Benson – Lapalco
46 The Delgados – The Great Eastern
45 Avalanches – Since I Left You
44 Outkast – Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
43 Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
42 Vampire Weekend – Vampire Weekend
41 Wild Beasts – Two Dancers
40 Ryan Adams – Gold
39 Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles
38 Bloc Party – Silent Alarm
37 The Knife – Silent Shout
36 Spirtualized – Let it Come Down
35 Babyshambles – Down In Albion
34 Grandaddy – The Sophtware Slump
33 Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
32 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Show Your Bones
31 Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning
30 Elbow – Asleep In The Back
29 Super Furry Animals – Rings Around The World
28 Johnny Cash – The Man Comes Around
27 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black
26 Dizzee Rascal – Boy in Da Corner
25 The Rapture – Echoes
24 The Libertines – The Libertines
23 Klaxons – Myths Of The Near Future
22 Jay-Z – The Blueprint
21 The Coral – The Coral
20 Blur – Think Tank
19 The White Stripes – White Blood Cells
18 The White Stripes – Elephant
17 Sufjan Stevens – Illinois
16 The Streets – A Grand Don’t Come For Free
15 Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
14 Radiohead – Kid A
13 The Shins – Wincing The Night Away
12 LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver
11 At The Drive In – Relationship Of Command
10 Radiohead – In Rainbows
09 The Streets – Original Pirate Material
08 Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
07 Arcade Fire – Funeral
06 PJ Harvey – Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea
05 Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever To Tell
04 Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
03 Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
02 The Libertines – Up The Bracket
01 The Strokes – Is This It

For completists, 51-100 are at NME.