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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 23,000 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.
20002,028317,130 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,077275,552
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,162289,610 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,399249,599 Elephant (59th)
by The White Stripes
20042,278291,471 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,468247,032 Illinois (62nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,590242,666 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,649345,629 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,778206,197 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,828213,889 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,2572,678,776

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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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,531
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  77/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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112.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,502
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  80/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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113.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:3,491
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  76/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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114.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,418
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  77/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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115.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,414
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:566
Average Rating:  80/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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116.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,374
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  76/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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117.

American IV: The Man Comes AroundUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:2002Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,360
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  81/100 (289 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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118.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,344
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  73/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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119.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,321
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:579
Average Rating:  77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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120.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,320
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  81/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 578 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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