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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.
20002,199344,168 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,263299,590
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,333312,711 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,589267,981 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,493312,153 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,701269,128 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,798259,120 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,853373,270 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,025217,437 Fleet Foxes (106th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,101228,849 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,3552,884,407

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:2,180 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:102,733
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,764 votes)
Comments: 411 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:1,989 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:92,502
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,389 votes)
Comments: 285 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,801 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:80,329
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,369 votes)
Comments: 269 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,556 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:56,886
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,908 votes)
Comments: 202 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:1,051 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:36,076
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,499 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,074 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:35,420
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,244 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,010 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:31,022
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,129 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,060 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,204
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,483 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:907 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:26,282
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,502 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:851 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:23,030
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,097 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 96 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 575 58%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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