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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 25,000 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.
20002,135335,058 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,187290,585
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,247303,042 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,514261,495 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,415306,671 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,611260,805 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,715252,052 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,772363,992 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,947214,081 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,004223,296 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total25,5472,811,077

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

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,099 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:99,421
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,652 votes)
Comments: 395 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,926 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:90,764
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,308 votes)
Comments: 271 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,738 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:77,820
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,269 votes)
Comments: 260 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,504 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:55,784
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,841 votes)
Comments: 199 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:1,004 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:34,747
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,438 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,018 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:33,981
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,203 votes)
Comments: 121 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:972 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:29,676
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,076 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,027 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:28,254
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,447 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:878 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:26,200
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,465 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:813 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:22,078
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:87
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,067 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 104 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Dream Theater 5 0%
The White Stripes 5 0%
Coldplay 5 0%
Bright Eyes 5 0%
Modest Mouse 5 0%
The Black Keys 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 582 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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