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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.
20002,047322,622 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,106280,644
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,177292,563 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,419253,725 Elephant (60th)
by The White Stripes
20042,321296,024 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,504250,174 Illinois (61st)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,615245,639 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,673352,748 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,833209,201 Fleet Foxes (104th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,881216,538 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,5762,719,878

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:2,021 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:95,997
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,538 votes)
Comments: 383 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,852 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:88,213
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,207 votes)
Comments: 261 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,661 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:74,732
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,165 votes)
Comments: 250 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,450 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:54,447
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,759 votes)
Comments: 195 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:968 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:34,028
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,377 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:953 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:32,101
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,135 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,001 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:28,043
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:60
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,394 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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8.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:917 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:28,026
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:61
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,006 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:837 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:25,486
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,414 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:778 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:21,751
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:86
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,015 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 98 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 105 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 581 58%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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