An out-and-out masterpiece of alternative metal, System of a Down's sophomore album was a breath of fresh air amid an ocean of cringeworthy rap rock verses and down-tuned two-note riffs.
A defining moment for electronic music across the board, Burial's sophomore album evokes a state of continuous bliss under grey skies.
The Cold Vein pulled the sounds of East Coast rap music into the future and opened the floodgates for a new strain of leftfield hip hop.
Sleater-Kinney's almost-swansong, The Woods, proved to be one of the 2000s' most badass and essential rock albums.
The Postal Service's only album stands as an indietronic masterpiece and one of the best albums of the aughts.
Meek Mill's celebratory new album ends up being a mixed bag of mostly generic pop rap.
Soap&Skin's first album in six years is sadly marred by awkward additional instrumentation and songwriting that's lackluster compared to her previous work.
Despite its occasional lyrical missteps and production that's maybe a little too standard for Black Thought, this second Streams of Thought EP is nearly as solid as the first.