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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 22,000 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.
20001,963301,820 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,016262,538
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,099276,578 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)
by Wilco
20032,316238,450 Elephant (58th)
by The White Stripes
20042,200279,267 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,358233,876 Illinois (66th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,484232,859 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,554331,097 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,689197,846 Fleet Foxes (98th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,727206,778 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total23,4062,561,109

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, 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:1,851 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:87,410
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,273 votes)
Comments: 354 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,735 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:83,325
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,022 votes)
Comments: 245 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,518 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:67,970
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,918 votes)
Comments: 223 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,340 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:50,168
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,601 votes)
Comments: 182 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:895 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:32,237
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,254 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:875 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:29,628
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,030 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:940 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:26,882
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,283 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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8.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:835 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:25,137
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (906 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:781 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:24,541
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:69
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,306 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:725 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:20,485
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (935 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 94 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 85 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 109 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The Black Keys 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 573 57%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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