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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 22,000 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.
20001,963302,091 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,016262,651
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,100276,683 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)
by Wilco
20032,318238,375 Elephant (58th)
by The White Stripes
20042,200279,203 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,358234,499 Illinois (66th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,485233,223 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,555331,426 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,692198,350 Fleet Foxes (98th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,732207,192 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total23,4192,563,695

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
111.

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,421
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  79/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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112.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,371
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  76/100 (303 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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113.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:3,357
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  76/100 (376 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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114.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,328
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  81/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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115.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,287
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  74/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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116.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:3,256
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:566
Average Rating:  78/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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117.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,255
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  80/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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118.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,238
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  74/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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119.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,167
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:582
Average Rating:  80/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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120.

American IV: The Man Comes AroundUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:2002Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,165
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  81/100 (267 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 96 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 85 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 106 11%
2007 108 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 574 57%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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