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21 Essential 21st-Century Albums

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Polls of pop's greatest albums invariably salute classics from the last century's second half,...
Eminem, "The Marshall Mathers LP" (2000) Some artists reflect the world around them, but Eminem...
Radiohead, "Kid A" (2000) With their fourth full-length, the British band completed the...
OutKast, "Stankonia" (2000) 1998's "Aquemini" was a masterpiece; this follow-up proved it was no...
Original motion picture soundtrack, "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000) "No Depression" goes...
Bob Dylan, "Love and Theft" (2001) Dylan at 60 was a paradox: His voice sounded older, yet his 43rd...
Wilco, "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" (2002) Wilco's fourth was the Americana equivalent of "Kid A,"...
Jay-Z, "Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse" (2002) Jigga's fifth No. 1 album in a row truly was a...
The White Stripes, "Elephant" (2003) This Detroit duo was hailed as spearheading the umpteenth...
Kanye West, "Late Registration" (2005) Back when he was welcome at awards ceremonies, West scored a...
Justin Timberlake, "FutureSex/LoveSounds" (2006) On "Justified," the *N Sync frontman emulated...
Amy Winehouse, "Back to Black" (2007) Deep appreciation for classic Motown, soul, and '60s...
Miranda Lambert, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" (2007) Before Carrie Underwood, Lambert proved that reality...
M.I.A., "Kala" (2007) Recorded on-the-go in different nations, M.I.A.'s second album reflects her...
Lil Wayne, "Tha Carter III" (2008) Between mixtapes, Internet leaks and scores of guest spots, Lil...
TV on the Radio, "Dear Science" (2008) The third full-length from this Brooklyn band dropped just...
Taylor Swift, "Fearless" (2008) Swift's 2006 debut sounded like the work of a 16-year-old, albeit a...
Black Eyed Peas, "The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)" (2009) One working title for "The E.N.D." was...
Brad Paisley, "American Saturday Night" (2009) Paisley's sound blends traditional country with...
Lady Gaga, "The Fame Monster" (2009) The rise of Gaga's 2008 debut, "The Fame," was relatively...
Arcade Fire, "The Suburbs" (2010) Inspired by Win Butler's formative years outside Houston, "The...
Adele, "21" (2011) Adele's titanic yet controlled voice and savvy assimilation of American roots...
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