10 Perfect 2000s Rock Albums With No Bad Songs

And you thought 2000s rock was all nu metal and pop punk... These are the albums with substance.

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Is there such a thing as a perfect album? Of course, but this is subjective. If you have a penchant for 21st century soul music then stick on Amy Winehouse's second album Back to Black. If you prefer the raw and politicised sentiments of 1980s rap, N.W.A.'s Straight Outta Compton takes the prize. And if you're after some unapologetically feminine displays of R&B power, then go listen to Beyoncé's Lemonade.

If you're after something with a hard guitar bite, however, then stay right here.

Beneath the umbrella term of rock are contained all the weird and wonderful sub genres that makes this brand of music so rich in variety. Amid the dross of pop acts that littered the charts during the 2000s and amongst the derivative nu-metal bands that permeated our radio stations there was still examples of rock acts releasing amazing albums.

Indie rock was having a revival, alternative rock was still going strong, and new and exciting sub genres were coming into prominence. This list contains 10 of the finest examples of rock to hit the 2000s airwaves.

10. Puzzle – Biffy Clyro (2007)

The fourth album from Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro was unquestionably a departure from their previous sound. It was far more accessible to a wider audience with some of the slower tracks standing comfortably with any of the mainstream pop ballads of the era. But that's not criticism, being exclusive to one style or another can be overrated... , and who needs 48 straight minutes of fast paced rock anyway? Ebb and flow is key to any great album.

But this album definitely had tracks that packed a punch. Who's Got Match lit a fire within fans. Structurally it was simple enough, but the energy of Simon Neils's vocal delivery (particularly when played live) got everyone bouncing. Get F*cked Stud had a similar effect, with the name saying more than any description could.

It's always appreciated when a singer embraces their true accent. There's something about the gruff Scottish dialect that lends itself to heavy guitar lead rock. Simon Neil flaunted his Celtic chops on this album, you got the rasping bite in the harder numbers but he was also able to imbue the more tender and poetic sound of his vocal capacity.

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