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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 19,000 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.
20001,739276,424 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,803241,584
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Is This It (25th)
by The Strokes
20021,896252,822 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)
by Wilco
20032,101221,467 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20041,995257,094 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,129214,615 Illinois (75th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,256215,560 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,319306,511 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,433182,202 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,480191,917 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total21,1512,360,197

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.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,265
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:521
Average Rating:  73/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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112.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,243
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  77/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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113.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:3,162
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  76/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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114.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,089
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  80/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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115.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,086
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  82/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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116.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,056
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  75/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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117.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,020
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  75/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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118.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,012
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  79/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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119.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:2,988
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  80/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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120.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:2,927
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  81/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 99 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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