Each year in music, one album stands out from the crowd as the most critically acclaimed work of the year.
Since the turn of the new century, review aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received albums by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.
We selected the top album from each year starting with 2000, and the resulting list includes some expected appearances from great artists like Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and Kanye West, as well as a few lesser-known but incredible LPs.
The highly-anticipated film The Birth of a Nation tells the story of a slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. The movie received critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, b...