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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.
20001,419243,836 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,508218,348 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,553227,860 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,748201,473 Elephant (49th)
by The White Stripes
20041,638230,988 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,829195,451 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,925197,013 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,959279,450 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,020171,559 Fleet Foxes (97th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,104177,791 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total17,7032,143,768

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Modest Mouse and Animal Collective.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,448 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:69,672
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,686 votes)
Comments: 274 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,421 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:68,466
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: 89/100 (1,523 votes)
Comments: 193 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,191 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:54,166
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: 87/100 (1,438 votes)
Comments: 176 comments
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4.

Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,067 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:40,036
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: 85/100 (1,207 votes)
Comments: 140 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:700 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:25,630
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: 82/100 (922 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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6.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:788 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:24,083
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: 83/100 (1,010 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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7.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:681 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:23,434
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:51
Average Rating: 85/100 (768 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:622 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:20,811
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:68
Average Rating: 78/100 (1,032 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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9.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:605 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:17,668
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating: 84/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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10.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:17,422
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:82
Average Rating: 82/100 (906 votes)
Comments: 71 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 85 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 109 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 110 11%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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