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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 14,000 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.
20001,255224,538 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,331204,654 Is This It (25th)
by The Strokes
20021,381213,163 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (54th)
by Wilco
20031,518187,961 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,539217,751 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,667181,197 Illinois (81st)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,773183,617 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,810261,522 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,829161,730 Fleet Foxes (92nd)
by Fleet Foxes
20091,907166,152 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total16,0102,002,285

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:1,344 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:65,784
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,548 votes)
Comments: 256 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,328 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:64,967
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,391 votes)
Comments: 185 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,097 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:51,020
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,318 votes)
Comments: 162 comments
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4.

Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:994 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:38,002
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:25
Average Rating: 85/100 (1,108 votes)
Comments: 130 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:646 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:23,668
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: 82/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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6.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:738 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:23,033
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: 84/100 (932 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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7.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:624 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:21,868
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:54
Average Rating: 85/100 (696 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:580 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:19,882
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: 78/100 (954 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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9.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:544 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:16,266
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:80
Average Rating: 82/100 (829 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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10.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:543 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:16,250
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:81
Average Rating: 84/100 (564 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 84 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 104 10%
2007 112 11%
2008 113 11%
2009 104 10%
Artist Albums %


Porcupine Tree 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
France 15 2%
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