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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 26,000 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.
20002,174340,302 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,243295,545
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,302307,754 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,546264,146 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,449308,819 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,668265,264 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,763255,696 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,817369,175 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,995215,686 Fleet Foxes (105th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,045226,072 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,0022,848,460

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:2,149 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:101,367
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,718 votes)
Comments: 402 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,956 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:91,785
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,353 votes)
Comments: 278 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,780 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:79,404
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,329 votes)
Comments: 262 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,532 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:56,280
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,884 votes)
Comments: 201 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:1,029 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:35,204
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,474 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,050 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:34,866
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,228 votes)
Comments: 122 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:990 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:30,437
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,105 votes)
Comments: 110 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,043 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:28,581
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,470 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:890 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:26,215
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,489 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:835 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:22,661
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:86
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,084 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 99 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 104 10%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 579 58%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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