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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 18,000 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.
20001,602265,885 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,675235,870
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,784245,853 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,970217,284 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,854248,509 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,024211,063 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,126211,170 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,164297,749 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,235180,345 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,305185,785 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total19,7392,299,512

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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1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,585 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:75,937
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,845 votes)
Comments: 293 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,529 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:73,451
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,666 votes)
Comments: 201 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,287 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:58,339
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,564 votes)
Comments: 184 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,142 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:42,731
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,317 votes)
Comments: 151 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:778 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:28,198
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,015 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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6.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:839 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:24,921
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:51
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,092 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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7.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:738 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:24,880
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (845 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:687 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:22,900
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,111 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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9.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:665 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:19,332
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  84/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:640 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:18,301
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  83/100 (759 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 92 9%
2005 110 11%
2006 107 11%
2007 105 11%
2008 105 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 54 5%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 18 2%
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