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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 15,000 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.
20001,332237,862 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,408213,942 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,460223,146 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,652196,824 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,563225,836 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,764191,620 Illinois (81st)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,859192,597 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,879273,728 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,921167,067 Fleet Foxes (95th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,006173,186 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total16,8442,095,807

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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1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,409 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:68,241
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,652 votes)
Comments: 272 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,395 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:67,733
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,489 votes)
Comments: 192 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,163 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:53,277
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,407 votes)
Comments: 174 comments
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4.

Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,041 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:39,259
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: 85/100 (1,187 votes)
Comments: 138 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:680 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:25,089
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: 82/100 (892 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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6.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:777 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:24,060
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: 83/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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7.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:667 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:22,953
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: 85/100 (749 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:608 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:20,538
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: 78/100 (1,004 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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9.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:578 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:17,044
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: 82/100 (882 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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10.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:582 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:16,924
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: 84/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 88 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 113 11%
2008 115 12%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Porcupine Tree 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 17 2%
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