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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.
20001,535258,514 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,614230,060
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,696240,748 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,899211,749 Elephant (52nd)
by The White Stripes
20041,789242,868 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,954207,367 Illinois (77th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,064206,762 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,106293,454 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,169177,057 Fleet Foxes (96th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,243183,194 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total19,0692,251,774

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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111.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,118
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  80/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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112.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,081
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:519
Average Rating:  73/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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113.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:2,956
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  75/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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114.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:2,933
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  76/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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115.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,900
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  75/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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116.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,893
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  75/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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117.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:2,840
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:552
Average Rating:  76/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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118.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,769
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:566
Average Rating:  73/100 (287 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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119.

Primary ColoursUnited Kingdom The Horrors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2009:11Rank Score:2,753
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  77/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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120.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:2,742
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  69/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 99 10%
2004 92 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 56 6%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
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