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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 19,000 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.
20001,780281,309 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20011,856246,005
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20021,940258,113 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20032,153225,176 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20042,033260,570 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,173217,303 Illinois (75th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,297219,359 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,364311,515 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,472186,019 Fleet Foxes (102nd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,541194,827 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total21,6092,400,195

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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Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,715 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:80,499
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,034 votes)
Comments: 325 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,627 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:78,186
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,827 votes)
Comments: 220 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,392 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:62,306
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,720 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,230 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:46,202
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,446 votes)
Comments: 167 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:823 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:29,873
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,132 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:798 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:26,865
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (930 votes)
Comments: 96 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:883 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:26,187
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,196 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:23,444
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,203 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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9.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:718 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:21,355
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:75
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (792 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:675 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:19,408
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  83/100 (837 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 109 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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