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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.
20002,021316,868 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,075275,255
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,160289,260 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,395249,297 Elephant (59th)
by The White Stripes
20042,278291,013 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,461246,421 Illinois (62nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,591242,322 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,644345,715 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,777205,740 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,827213,636 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,2292,675,528

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

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,982 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:93,186
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,484 votes)
Comments: 377 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,825 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:86,697
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,170 votes)
Comments: 258 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,620 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:72,268
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,105 votes)
Comments: 243 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,427 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:53,136
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,728 votes)
Comments: 193 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:961 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:33,817
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,350 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:943 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:31,955
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,107 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:984 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:27,711
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,363 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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8.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:893 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:27,007
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (974 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:823 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:25,094
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,390 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:761 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:21,261
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (988 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 102 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 107 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 578 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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