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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 17,000 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.
20001,491253,771 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,576224,321
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,632234,478 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,850206,920 Elephant (50th)
by The White Stripes
20041,734237,640 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,907203,329 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,013202,951 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,063288,157 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,125174,446 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,194180,963 Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)
by Animal Collective
Total18,5852,206,978

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

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,009
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:522
Average Rating:  75/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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112.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,007
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  73/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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113.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:2,856
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  80/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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114.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,847
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  75/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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115.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:2,815
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  76/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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116.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,811
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  74/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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117.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:2,799
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  76/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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118.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,765
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  73/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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119.

Into The WildUnited States Eddie Vedder
Year of Release:2007Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2007:16Rank Score:2,737
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:568
Average Rating:  79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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120.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:2,736
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  78/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 84 8%
2001 96 10%
2002 94 9%
2003 102 10%
2004 90 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 109 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 112 11%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mexico 15 2%
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