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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 16,000 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.
20001,459246,556 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,542220,130 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,592230,333 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,779202,889 Elephant (49th)
by The White Stripes
20041,677233,020 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,853197,246 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,941197,715 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,986281,694 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,042171,241 Fleet Foxes (97th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,122178,420 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total17,9932,159,246

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:1,470 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:70,637
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,699 votes)
Comments: 277 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,440 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:69,367
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,535 votes)
Comments: 193 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,198 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:54,275
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,450 votes)
Comments: 177 comments
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4.

Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,070 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:40,193
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: 85/100 (1,221 votes)
Comments: 140 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:702 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:25,870
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: 82/100 (932 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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6.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:793 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:24,056
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: 83/100 (1,017 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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7.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:23,768
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: 85/100 (776 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:20,979
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: 78/100 (1,035 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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9.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:615 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:17,973
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 84/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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10.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:17,661
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: 82/100 (914 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 96 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 111 11%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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