Album Releases by User Score

Stankonia 1.

Stankonia

by Outkast
October 31, 2000
Featuring the hit singles "B.O.B." and "Ms. Jackson," 'Stankonia' was a commercial and critical hit for the innovative Atlanta hip-hop duo of Dré and Big Boi.
Metascore:
95
User Score:
8.8
XTRMNTR 2.

XTRMNTR

by Primal Scream
May 2, 2000
Bobby Gillespie & co. expand on the harder-edged punk/electronica sound of their previous effort, 'Vanishing Point,' with their most violent effort to date, earning rave reviews in the process and perhaps matching the success of their classic 'Screamadelica.' Contributors here include David Holmes, Bernard Sumner, Kevin Shields and the Chemical Brothers.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
Bachelor No. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo) 3.

Bachelor No. 2 (or, the last remains of the dodo)

by Aimee Mann
May 2, 2000
The third solo release from the former 'Til Tuesday leader finally made it to record stores in May 2000, after a long journey that saw Interscope refuse to release the album and Mann issue it on her own SuperEgo label (after selling it through mail order and at her live performances). All's well that ends well, though, as Mann gained widespread acclaim for her soundtrack to P.T. Anderson's film "Magnolia" and even better reviews for this album, which contains four of the tracks from the soundtrack as well as nine additional songs.
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.6
Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 4.

Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

by PJ Harvey
October 24, 2000
PJ Harvey's fifth, and possibly best, album sees her venturing away from the electronic experimentation of 1998's 'Is This Desire?' and returning to the purer rock sound prevalent on her early releases. Radiohead's Thom Yorke guests on the duet "This Mess We're In." Winner of the 2001 Mercury Music Prize.
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.9
Mass Romantic 5.

Mass Romantic

by The New Pornographers
November 21, 2000
This Vancouver, Canada-based indie-rock supergroup features members of Limblifter, Zumpano and Destroyer and is fronted by Neko Case.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.8
Transcendental Blues 6.

Transcendental Blues

by Steve Earle
June 6, 2000
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.4
All Hands On The Bad One 7.

All Hands On The Bad One

by Sleater-Kinney
May 2, 2000
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.5
Greatest Hits: The Evidence 8.

Greatest Hits: The Evidence

by Ice-T
August 8, 2000
This 16-track best-of collection includes most of the original gangster's hits, including "I'm Your Pusher," "O.G.," and "Colors," as well as the previously unreleased "Money, Power, Women." However, the disc omits his work with Body Count.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
tbd
Dongs of Sevotion 9.

Dongs of Sevotion

by Smog
April 4, 2000
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.6
Supermodified 10.

Supermodified

by Amon Tobin
May 16, 2000
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.8
Bow Down To The Exit Sign 11.

Bow Down To The Exit Sign

by David Holmes
July 21, 2000
Former British club DJ David Holmes has been building a name for himself as a composer of soundtracks both real (Steven Soderbergh's "Out of Sight") and imaginary (the previous Holmes albums 'Let's Get Killed' and 'This Film's Crap, Let's Slash The Seats). 'Bow Down' continues that tradition by forming the soundtrack to an as-yet-unproduced screenplay, although it is clearly more song-oriented than its predecessors. Jon Spencer, Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), and Martina Topley-Bird (best known for her work on Tricky's albums) are among the guest vocalists.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.8
Mwng 12.

Mwng

by Super Furry Animals
June 20, 2000
The Furries return with an entire album of Welsh-language songs.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.6
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven 13.

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
September 12, 2000
The second proper album from the Canadian instrumentalists consists of four independent works(each 18-22 minutes long).... yes, that's 2 songs per CD.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
9.0
Nixon 14.

Nixon

by Lambchop
February 8, 2000
The 13-piece outfit from Nashville (that isn't a country band) returns with a concept album about the former president (that really isn't about the former president). It's one of those things that you have to hear to understand.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
6.8
And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out 15.

And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside-Out

by Yo La Tengo
February 22, 2000
Aside from the noisy "Cherry Chapstick," the tracks on And Then Nothing showcase a mellower sound for the Hoboken, NJ three-piece, which disappointed some long-time fans but certainly won over critics.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
I Am Shelby Lynne 16.

I Am Shelby Lynne

by Shelby Lynne
January 25, 2000
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.8
Unreasonable Behavior 17.

Unreasonable Behavior

by Laurent Garnier
October 17, 2000
The third full release from French DJ Garnier consists of original compositions mixing techno and jazz.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.6
Come to Where I'm From 18.

Come to Where I'm From

by Joseph Arthur
April 11, 2000
The second album from Ohio singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, who was originally discovered and signed by Peter Gabriel.
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.3
Mermaid Avenue Vol. II 19.

Mermaid Avenue Vol. II

by Billy Bragg & Wilco
May 30, 2000
Following 1998's successful collaboration Mermaid Avenue, Billy Bragg and Wilco have reunited to bring more of Woody Guthrie's unrecorded lyrics to life.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.7
Mad for Sadness 20.

Mad for Sadness

by Arab Strap
July 4, 2000
This live recording features 10 tracks, mainly consisting of material from the band's first two albums.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Public Domain: Songs From the Wild Land 21.

Public Domain: Songs From the Wild Land

by Dave Alvin
August 15, 2000
Former Blaster Dave Alvin offers an album of traditional American music (each song having passed into the public domain).
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Discovery of a World Inside the Moone 22.

Discovery of a World Inside the Moone

by The Apples In Stereo
April 18, 2000
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.8
The Moon & Antarctica 23.

The Moon & Antarctica

by Modest Mouse
June 13, 2000
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.9
Good Looking Blues 24.

Good Looking Blues

by Laika
April 18, 2000
The third release from the trip-hop/indie/rock/electronic/jazz/pop band named after the first dog in outer space.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
Figure 8 25.

Figure 8

by Elliott Smith
April 18, 2000
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
The Sophtware Slump 26.

The Sophtware Slump

by Grandaddy
November 7, 2000
The Modesto, CA band returns with a concept album reminiscent of Radiohead's 'OK Computer.'
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.8
The Noise Made By People 27.

The Noise Made By People

by Broadcast
April 18, 2000
Although the Birmingham, England band has been recording and performing since 1995, 'The Noise Made By People' marks their official full-length debut (following 1997's singles compilation 'Work And Non-Work'). In the UK, the group is signed to Warp Records (although they don't sound too much like the other bands on Warp's all-electronic roster).
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.2
The Covers Record 28.

The Covers Record

by Cat Power
March 21, 2000
Singer-songwriter Chan Marshall is Cat Power, and on this album she reinterprets (sometimes drastically) the works of some of her favorite artists, including Smog, the Rolling Stones, the Velvet Underground, and Bob Dylan.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
8.3
Kid A 29.

Kid A

by Radiohead
October 3, 2000
Seemingly unwilling to stick to a successful formula, Radiohead follow their breakthrough album 'OK Computer' with this much more experimental work (recorded during sessions that also spawned the later-released 'Amnesiac' album), which ventures even further away from conventional song structure and embraces electronica more fully (even sounding at times like Aphex Twin).
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.9
Music 30.

Music

by Madonna
September 19, 2000
The follow-up to Madonna's hit 'Ray of Light' was produced by 'Light's producer William Orbit and French electronica artist Mirwais.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Everything & Nothing 31.

Everything & Nothing

by David Sylvian
November 7, 2000
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.8
The 32.

The "W"

by Wu-Tang Clan
November 21, 2000
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.2
Mama's Gun 33.

Mama's Gun

by Erykah Badu
November 21, 2000
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.8
Private Suit 34.

Private Suit

by Bettie Serveert
September 5, 2000
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
With Ghost 35.

With Ghost

by Damon & Naomi
September 5, 2000
Former Galaxie 500 members Damon Krukowski and Naomi Yang unite with Japanese outfit Ghost for an album of dreamy, contemplative folk-rock.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Sound of Water 36.

Sound of Water

by Saint Etienne
June 6, 2000
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.2
American III: Solitary Man 37.

American III: Solitary Man

by Johnny Cash
October 17, 2000
In his sixth decade of recording, Johnny Cash reunites with producer Rick Rubin for a third consecutive outing. Like its two predecessors, 'III' consists of a mix of Cash originals and covers, this time from the likes of Nick Cave ("The Mercy Seat"), Tom Petty ("I Won't Back Down"), and U2 ("One").
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.7
Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia 38.

Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia

by The Dandy Warhols
August 1, 2000
The third album from the Portland, Ore. indie-rock band failed to elevate their standing in their home country, although they continue to sell well (and receive favorable press) in Europe.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
All That You Can't Leave Behind 39.

All That You Can't Leave Behind

by U2
October 31, 2000
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.2
In The Mode 40.

In The Mode

by Roni Size/Reprazent
October 24, 2000
Metascore:
79
User Score:
tbd
Whoa, Nelly! 41.

Whoa, Nelly!

by Nelly Furtado
October 24, 2000
The debut album from Canadian/Portugese singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado is an ecelctic mix of musical styles.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
8.9
Broken By Whispers 42.

Broken By Whispers

by Trembling Blue Stars
March 7, 2000
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
Renegades 43.

Renegades

by Rage Against the Machine
December 5, 2000
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.4
Rancid [2000] 44.

Rancid [2000]

by Rancid
August 1, 2000
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
Lovers Rock 45.

Lovers Rock

by Sade
November 14, 2000
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.8
The Marshall Mathers LP 46.

The Marshall Mathers LP

by Eminem
May 23, 2000
The second full-length from Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers) garnered two Grammys for the rapper and became the fastest-selling rap album in history.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
9.0
Elephant Shoe 47.

Elephant Shoe

by Arab Strap
June 6, 2000
The third full-length from the Scottish outfit.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
tbd
The Hour of Bewilderbeast 48.

The Hour of Bewilderbeast

by Badly Drawn Boy
October 3, 2000
The debut full-length album from Damon Gough (who records under the Badly Drawn Boy name) earned Britain's Mercury Prize for Best Album in 2000.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.7
Friends of Rachel Worth 49.

Friends of Rachel Worth

by The Go-Betweens
September 19, 2000
The first new release in 12 years from the influential Australian band features founding members Robert Forster and Grant McLennan with backing from members of Sleater-Kinney.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
Everything, Everything 50.

Everything, Everything

by Underworld
September 12, 2000
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.7
Art and Life 51.

Art and Life

by Beenie Man
July 11, 2000
Metascore:
77
User Score:
tbd
Quality Control 52.

Quality Control

by Jurassic 5
June 6, 2000
Although Los Angeles-based rappers Jurassic 5 formed in 1995, 2000's "Quality Control" is their first full-length release.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.2
Original Motion Picture Score for The Virgin Suicides 53.

Original Motion Picture Score for The Virgin Suicides

by Air
February 29, 2000
The soundtrack to Sofia Coppola's film features instrumental tracks from Air, as well as the single "Playground Love," featuring vocals from Gordon Tracks.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.4
The Confessions of St. Ace 54.

The Confessions of St. Ace

by John Wesley Harding
August 29, 2000
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.3
Two Against Nature 55.

Two Against Nature

by Steely Dan
February 29, 2000
The duo of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen return after a 20-year hiatus, with this Grammy-winning comeback album sounding as if they had never left.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.5
Relationship Of Command 56.

Relationship Of Command

by At the Drive-In
September 12, 2000
This is the final release for At The Drive-In, who later split to form groups Sparta and The Mars Volta.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.8
Excuses for Travelers 57.

Excuses for Travelers

by Mojave 3
September 5, 2000
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.0
The Mirror Conspiracy 58.

The Mirror Conspiracy

by Thievery Corporation
August 22, 2000
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.6
You're the One 59.

You're the One

by Paul Simon
October 3, 2000
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.1
Haunted 60.

Haunted

by Poe
October 31, 2000
Poe's second album is a concept album, of sorts, about the death of her father (noted documentarian Tad Danielewski). Partially based on the autobiographical novel House of Leaves by Poe's brother Mark Z. Danielewski, 'Haunted' utilizes tapes of her father's voice as well as a mix of dark electronic and organic sounds.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.8
Essence 61.

Essence

by A Guy Called Gerald
August 29, 2000
Former 808 State-er Gerald Simpson returns with a follow-up to 1995's Black Secret Technology.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
SelmaSongs: Music from the Motion Picture Dancer in the Dark 62.

SelmaSongs: Music from the Motion Picture Dancer in the Dark

by Björk
September 19, 2000
The soundtrack to Lars Von Trier's "Dancer In The Dark" consists of seven tracks from Bjork, who also starred in the film. Includes "I've Seen It All," a duet with Radiohead's Thom Yorke.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.5
Wasp Star (Apple Venus, Pt. 2) 63.

Wasp Star (Apple Venus, Pt. 2)

by XTC
May 23, 2000
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.7
Oui 64.

Oui

by The Sea and Cake
October 3, 2000
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Restless 65.

Restless

by Xzibit
December 12, 2000
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.8
Tomorrow's Sounds Today 66.

Tomorrow's Sounds Today

by Dwight Yoakam
October 31, 2000
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.2
NakedSelf 67.

NakedSelf

by The The
February 29, 2000
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Art Official Intelligence (Mosaic Thump) 68.

Art Official Intelligence (Mosaic Thump)

by De La Soul
August 8, 2000
The rap outfit's first album since 1996's 'Stakes Is High' is the first in a planned trilogy.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.6
Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down 69.

Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down

by R.L. Burnside
October 24, 2000
Metascore:
75
User Score:
tbd
Let's Get Ready 70.

Let's Get Ready

by Mystikal
October 10, 2000
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
The Night 71.

The Night

by Morphine
February 1, 2000
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline 72.

Abandoned Shopping Trolley Hotline

by Gomez
October 10, 2000
A 20-track compilation of B-sides, studio outtakes, and radio performances from the Mercury Music Prize-winning band.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.2
Bridging the Gap 73.

Bridging the Gap

by The Black Eyed Peas
September 26, 2000
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest of All Time 74.

G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest of All Time

by LL Cool J
August 22, 2000
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.8
Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons 75.

Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons

by Blonde Redhead
June 6, 2000
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.4
Red Dirt Girl 76.

Red Dirt Girl

by Emmylou Harris
September 12, 2000
Similar in sound to 1995's adventurous 'Wrecking Ball,' this album of original Harris tunes features guest appearances from Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews and Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson), among others.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.8
Gung Ho 77.

Gung Ho

by Patti Smith
March 21, 2000
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6
3 78.

3

by Pole
June 20, 2000
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Silver & Gold 79.

Silver & Gold

by Neil Young
April 25, 2000
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.6
More Light 80.

More Light

by J. Mascis & the Fog
October 24, 2000
Metascore:
73
User Score:
tbd
Movement In Still Life 81.

Movement In Still Life

by B.T.
June 6, 2000
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
White Pony 82.

White Pony

by Deftones
June 20, 2000
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.9
Monaco 83.

Monaco

by Monaco
August 21, 2000
The second full-length from the Peter Hook-led band features a Bernard Sumner-esque lead vocalist and a sound that could be mistaken for New Order in places.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.1
The Rising Tide 84.

The Rising Tide

by Sunny Day Real Estate
June 20, 2000
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7
Dusty Trails 85.

Dusty Trails

by Dusty Trails
May 9, 2000
The band consists of former Luscious Jackson keyboardist Vivian Trimble and Breeders bassist Josephine Wiggs, who previously teamed up on another Lucscious Jackson side project, The Kostars (Wiggs produced their one album).
Metascore:
72
User Score:
tbd
Oops!... I Did It Again 86.

Oops!... I Did It Again

by Britney Spears
May 16, 2000
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.9
Parachutes 87.

Parachutes

by Coldplay
November 7, 2000
The debut album from the London quartet earned the band a Mercury Music Prize nomination and frequent comparisons to Jeff Buckley and Travis.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.7
Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death) 88.

Holy Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)

by Marilyn Manson
November 14, 2000
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.9
Warning 89.

Warning

by Green Day
October 3, 2000
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.3
The Good, the Bad, and the Funky 90.

The Good, the Bad, and the Funky

by Tom Tom Club
September 12, 2000
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.5
Disappeared 91.

Disappeared

by Spring Heel Jack
August 22, 2000
Metascore:
71
User Score:
tbd
TP-2.com 92.

TP-2.com

by R. Kelly
November 7, 2000
A sequel, of sorts, to Kelly's 1993 album '12 Play.'
Metascore:
71
User Score:
6.9
Breach 93.

Breach

by The Wallflowers
October 10, 2000
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.9
OST 94.

OST

by Almost Famous
September 12, 2000
The soundtrack to the Cameron Crowe comedy features music from the 1970's, including tracks from Simon & Garfunkel, The Who, The Allman Brothers Band, Elton John, and David Bowie (a cover of Velvet Underground's "I'm Waiting For The Man"), and one original track, from the movie's fictitious Stillwater.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.0
Solaris 95.

Solaris

by Photek
September 19, 2000
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Alone With Everybody 96.

Alone With Everybody

by Richard Ashcroft
June 27, 2000
The debut solo release from The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.0
Binaural 97.

Binaural

by Pearl Jam
May 16, 2000
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.2
Bloodflowers 98.

Bloodflowers

by The Cure
February 15, 2000
Robert Smith declared 'Bloodflowers' to be the final release from The Cure. It wasn't, of course, but it does in theory complete a trilogy that began with 'Pornography' and 'Disintegration.'
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.6
Sing When You're Winning 99.

Sing When You're Winning

by Robbie Williams
October 3, 2000
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.8
The Platform 100.

The Platform

by Dilated Peoples
May 23, 2000
Metascore:
69
User Score:
tbd

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