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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 24,000 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.
20002,066326,993 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,132284,488
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,207297,204 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,454256,282 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,341300,560 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,533255,085 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,639249,590 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,699360,033 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,866211,250 Fleet Foxes (102nd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,932220,813 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,8692,762,298

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

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,057 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:97,553
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,585 votes)
Comments: 389 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,884 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:89,277
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,255 votes)
Comments: 266 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,696 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:76,230
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,212 votes)
Comments: 253 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,462 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:54,367
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,788 votes)
Comments: 196 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:979 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:34,084
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,400 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:982 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:32,695
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,159 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:945 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:28,761
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,036 votes)
Comments: 105 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,012 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:27,902
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,416 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:851 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:25,628
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,440 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:800 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:22,024
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,038 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 86 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 105 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 580 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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