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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 17,000 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.
20001,513254,821 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,596225,032
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,655235,978 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,867207,881 Elephant (50th)
by The White Stripes
20041,755238,548 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,924204,072 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,037204,111 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,075289,549 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,142175,224 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,216182,192 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total18,7802,217,409

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:1,519 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:73,404
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (1,791 votes)
Comments: 282 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,484 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:71,124
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (1,617 votes)
Comments: 197 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,242 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:56,595
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:16
Average Rating: Top rated 87/100 (1,513 votes)
Comments: 178 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,104 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:41,477
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:26
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,276 votes)
Comments: 148 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:746 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:27,277
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  82/100 (986 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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6.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:813 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:24,434
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:50
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,065 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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7.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:719 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:24,342
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:52
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (816 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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8.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:655 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:21,871
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:65
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,079 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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9.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:642 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:18,749
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  84/100 (667 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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10.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:607 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:17,750
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  82/100 (952 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 85 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 94 9%
2003 103 10%
2004 90 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 110 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 112 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mexico 15 2%
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