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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.
20001,479251,990 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,562222,768 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,619232,983 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)
by Wilco
20031,827205,329 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,722237,299 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,887200,422 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,986201,559 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,040286,775 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,099173,641 Fleet Foxes (98th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,173180,113 Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)
by Animal Collective
Total18,3942,192,880

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:1,505 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:72,857
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: 88/100 (1,750 votes)
Comments: 281 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,477 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:70,913
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,583 votes)
Comments: 196 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,231 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:55,993
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,485 votes)
Comments: 177 comments
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4.

Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,091 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:41,179
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: 85/100 (1,251 votes)
Comments: 144 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:728 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:26,626
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: 82/100 (965 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:708 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:24,416
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:50
Average Rating: 85/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:804 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:24,256
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: 83/100 (1,041 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:638 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:21,386
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:66
Average Rating: 78/100 (1,057 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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9.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:632 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:18,442
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 84/100 (652 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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10.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:17,643
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating: 82/100 (937 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 85 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 100 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 111 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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