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Reddit Fixes GQ’s List of Best Albums, Delivers a Better List

by Rob Slater on July 31, 2014

Yesterday, we told you about GQ's new list of "21 Albums From the 21st Century Every Man Should Listen To" and as you'd expect, it was met with the amount of criticism that nearly every list receives. Yes, there were some flaws in the original list. For one, Radiohead was noticeably absent. The list of gripes could go on and on however, users over at Reddit's r/music took their turn at compiling a list of the best album's from the 2000s.

The list was broken down in terms of popularity, with the four "most popular" albums coming in the form of Radiohead's Kid A and the debut efforts from The Stokes (Is This It), Arcade Fire (Funeral) and Kanye West (College Dropout). The next two categories feature a wide variety of submissions including a pair of records from The White Stripes as well as Queens of the Stone Age, Wilco's iconic Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, a pair from Modest Mouse and Arctic Monkeys' stellar debut record.

All in all, much better job, Reddit. You're always delivering the goods, despite that whole r/NoSleep thing. Check out the full list below.

Most popular:
Radiohead - Kid A
The Strokes - Is This It?
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Kanye West - The College Dropout

Very popular:
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
The White Stripes - Elephant
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News
Green Day - American Idiot

Popular:
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
Madvillain - Madvillainy
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Daft Punk - Discovery
Outkast - Stankonia
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Phoenix - Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Interpol - Turn on The Bright Lights

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