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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 24,000 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.
20002,065326,373 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,128283,815
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,205296,651 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,453255,729 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,338299,975 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,529254,429 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,636249,046 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,692359,745 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,862210,839 Fleet Foxes (102nd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,923220,529 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,8312,757,131

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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RankAlbumArtist
111.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:3,541
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  77/100 (428 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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112.

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,536
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:557
Average Rating:  79/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,506
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  77/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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114.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,434
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  76/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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115.

American IV: The Man Comes AroundUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:2002Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,416
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  81/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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116.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:199 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,398
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:585
Average Rating:  77/100 (336 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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117.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,371
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:591
Average Rating:  80/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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118.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,359
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  71/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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119.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2006:14Rank Score:3,337
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  81/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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120.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,332
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  77/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 87 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 105 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 579 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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