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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.
20002,010312,204 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,062271,404
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,140285,412 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,376246,724 Elephant (58th)
by The White Stripes
20042,265287,942 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,441244,782 Illinois (63rd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,577240,795 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,616341,772 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,761204,307 Fleet Foxes (102nd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,804211,987 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,0522,647,329

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

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,467
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  79/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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112.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,459
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  74/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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113.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:3,458
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  78/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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114.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,406
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  81/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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115.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,399
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  80/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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116.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,373
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  77/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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117.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,365
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  76/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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118.

American IV: The Man Comes AroundUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:2002Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,359
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:571
Average Rating:  81/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 17 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:3,322
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:574
Average Rating:  77/100 (261 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:3,296
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:580
Average Rating:  81/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 83 8%
2005 102 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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