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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 18,000 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.
20001,706268,742 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,769234,399
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,878247,709 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20032,063216,490 Elephant (55th)
by The White Stripes
20041,953250,749 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,091210,527 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,213211,877 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,282301,354 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,380180,747 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,417188,057 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,7522,310,651

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

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,642 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:76,803
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,908 votes)
Comments: 309 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,571 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:74,989
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,721 votes)
Comments: 208 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,331 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:59,173
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,611 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,170 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:43,655
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,354 votes)
Comments: 158 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:795 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:28,572
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,054 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:764 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:25,466
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (871 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:858 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:25,215
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,130 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:700 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:22,915
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,139 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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9.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:689 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:19,760
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  84/100 (724 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:649 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:18,516
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:83
Average Rating:  84/100 (782 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 86 9%
2001 99 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 64 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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