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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 20,000 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.
20001,811283,429 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,877247,964
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20021,965259,442 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)
by Wilco
20032,175227,079 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20042,050263,290 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,189219,353 Illinois (75th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,322220,496 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,386313,812 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,515186,861 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,565196,316 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total21,8552,418,042

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.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:3,321
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:526
Average Rating:  76/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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112.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,259
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  74/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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113.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,241
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:537
Average Rating:  73/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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114.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,185
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  74/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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115.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,180
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  81/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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116.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,173
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  80/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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117.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,150
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  79/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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118.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,143
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  82/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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119.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,108
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  75/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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120.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:3,046
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  80/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 85 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 573 57%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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