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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 23,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20002,010312,204 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,062271,404
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,140285,412 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,376246,724 Elephant (58th)
by The White Stripes
20042,265287,942 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,441244,782 Illinois (63rd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,577240,795 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,616341,772 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,761204,307 Fleet Foxes (102nd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,804211,987 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,0522,647,329

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,939 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:90,944
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,452 votes)
Comments: 371 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,807 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:85,973
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,145 votes)
Comments: 254 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,590 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:71,075
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,073 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,408 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:52,226
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,709 votes)
Comments: 189 comments
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5.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:949 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:33,579
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,330 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:911 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:31,288
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,095 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:971 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:27,393
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,351 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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8.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:882 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:26,667
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:63
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (967 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:803 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:24,810
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,373 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:745 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:20,969
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (981 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 83 8%
2005 102 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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