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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.
20001,997307,528 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,053268,190
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,134282,801 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,370243,392 Elephant (58th)
by The White Stripes
20042,251284,438 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,426240,504 Illinois (64th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,542238,362 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,596337,111 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,745200,919 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,789208,288 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total23,9032,611,533

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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,902 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:88,835
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,376 votes)
Comments: 365 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,784 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:84,817
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,090 votes)
Comments: 252 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,560 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:69,708
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,997 votes)
Comments: 231 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,395 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:51,553
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,668 votes)
Comments: 187 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:933 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:33,252
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,300 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:898 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:30,846
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,073 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:27,196
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,326 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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8.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:866 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:25,933
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:794 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:24,464
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,348 votes)
Comments: 116 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:738 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:20,713
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (965 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 106 11%
2003 106 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 578 58%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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