Best Rock Albums Of 2000

Best Rock Albums Of 2000

The year 2000 saw debut albums by Coldplay, Ryan Adams, The Distillers, 3 Doors Down, Dashboard Confessional, Nine Days A New Found Glory, Good Charlotte and many more. Some of these were groups that would set the tone for a new style of rock and roll that merged elements of punk, rock, and metal. Younger teen music fans loved these bands. Still, there was plenty of music for older rock fans who grew up in the 60s and 70s with really strong releases by Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, and the long-awaited return of Steely Dan who released their first studio album in twenty years. U2 returned to their mid-80s sound after their trio of 90s albums that crossed many musical genres. And of course our old friend Sammy Hagar once again delivered another in-your-face heavy-duty rock and roll album that did not disappoint.

# 50 – The NightMorphine

The Night - Morphine

# 49 – Freak MagnetViolent Femmes

Freak Magnet - Violent Femmes

# 48 – The Secret Language of BirdsIan Anderson

The Secret Language of Birds - Ian Anderson

# 47 – Engines Of  Creations /Additional CreationsJoe Satriani

Engines Of  Creations /Additional Creations - Joe Satriani

# 46 – CovenantUFO

Covenant - UFO

# 45 – Gung Ho – Patti Smith

Gung Ho - Patti Smith

# 44 – MagicaDio

Magica - Dio

# 43 – EcstasyLou Reed

Ecstasy - Lou Reed

# 42 – Veni Vidi Vicious – The Hives

Veni Vidi Vicious - The Hives

# 41 – Return Of Saturn – No Doubt

Return Of Saturn - No Doubt

# 40 – Down Here – Tracy Bonham

Down Here - Tracy Bonham

# 39 – All Hands on the Bad OneSleater-Kinney

All Hands on the Bad One - Sleater-Kinney

# 38 – Smile – The Jayhawks

Smile - The Jayhawks

# 37 – De StijlThe White Stripes

De Stijl - The White Stripes

# 36 – V – Spock’s Beard

V - Spock's Beard

# 35 – HeartbreakerRyan Adams

Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams

# 34 – New Found GloryNew Found Glory

New Found Glory - New Found Glory

# 33 – Killswitch EngageKillswitch Engage

Killswitch Engage Album

# 32 – The Madding Crowd – Nine Days

Nine Days Album

# 31 – Chinese Work SongsLittle Feat

Chinese Work Songs - Little Feat

# 30 – My Favorite HeadacheGeddy Lee

My Favorite Headache - Geddy Lee

# 29 – Infest –  Papa Roach

Infest -  Papa Roach

# 28 – Mad SeasonMatchbox Twenty

Mad Season -Matchbox Twenty

# 27 – Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a PeasantBelle & Sebastian

Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like a Peasant - Belle & Sebastian

# 26 – Good CharlotteGood Charlotte

Good Charlotte Album

# 25 – Righteous LoveJoan Osbourne

Righteous Love - Joan Osbourne

# 24 – Parachutes – Coldplay

Parachutes - Coldplay

# 23 – Get Over ItMr. Big

Get Over It - Mr. Big

# 22 – Crush – Bon Jovi

Crush -  Bon Jovi

# 21 – We Are MotörheadMotörhead

We Are Motörhead -Motörhead

# 20 – Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored WaterLimp Bizkit

Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water - Limp Bizkit

# 19 – Life’ll Kill YaWarren Zevon

Life'll Kill Ya - Warren Zevon

# 18 – The Better Life3 Doors Down

The Better Life - 3 Doors Down

# 17 – Sailing to PhiladelphiaMark Knopfler

Sailing to Philadelphia - Mark Knopfler

# 16 – Transcendental BluesSteve Earle

Transcendental Blues - Steve Earle

# 15 – Brave New WorldIron Maiden

Brave New World - Iron Maiden

# 14 – The ConstruKction of LightKing Crimson

The ConstruKction of Light - King Crimson

# 13 – BinauralPearl Jam

Binaural - Pearl Jam

# 12 – The DistillersThe Distillers

The Distillers - The Distillers

# 11 – Riding with the King – Eric Clapton and B.B. King

Riding with the King - Eric Clapton and B.B. King

# 10 – Hybrid Theory – Linkin Park

Hybrid Theory - Linkin Park

# 9 – WarningGreen Day

Warning - Green Day

# 8 – Inside JobDon Henley

Inside Job - Don Henley

# 7 – You’re the OnePaul Simon

You're the One - Paul Simon

# 6 – Ten 13Sammy Hagar

Ten 13 - Sammy Hagar

# 5 – Kid A – Radiohead

Kid A - Radiohead

# 4 – Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell

Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

# 3 – Lightbulb SunPorcupine Tree

Lightbulb Sun - Porcupine Tree

# 2 -Two Against Nature – Steely Dan

Two Against Nature - Steely Dan

# 1 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind – U2

All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2

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