Rolling Stone has published their list of 100 best albums of the decade.
Say what you will about Rolling Stone (I haven't read an issue since 1994) but this was a terrific decade for pop/rock music and I thought this list is a pretty good representation of the decade without a name. (And screw "Aughties".)
Now for the obligatory list-rant: Three U2 albums? And where's Nickelback? Ha ha, just kidding.