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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 20,000 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.
20001,837286,036 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,897249,582
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20021,977262,928 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)
by Wilco
20032,188228,419 Elephant (57th)
by The White Stripes
20042,075264,867 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,220220,854 Illinois (74th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,336221,843 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,422316,243 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,545187,957 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,589198,344 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total22,0862,437,073

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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:1,740 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:81,818
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,096 votes)
Comments: 336 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,662 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:79,517
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,874 votes)
Comments: 230 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,423 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:63,561
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,767 votes)
Comments: 212 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,269 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:47,361
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,488 votes)
Comments: 174 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:842 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:30,465
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:829 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:27,949
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:49
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (957 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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7.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:906 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:26,497
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,225 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:748 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:23,713
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,226 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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9.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:758 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:22,537
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:74
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:697 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:19,841
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  84/100 (867 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 109 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 572 57%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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