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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.
20002,001307,412 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,054268,053
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,136282,710 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,370243,278 Elephant (58th)
by The White Stripes
20042,252284,384 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,427240,651 Illinois (64th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,543238,143 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,598337,439 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,747200,935 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,790208,377 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total23,9182,611,383

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.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,451
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:547
Average Rating:  74/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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112.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,434
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  81/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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113.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,413
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  81/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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114.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:3,380
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  78/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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115.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,377
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  77/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 22 comments
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116.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,359
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  76/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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117.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,349
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  81/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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118.

American IV: The Man Comes AroundUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:2002Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,345
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  81/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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119.

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,342
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:566
Average Rating:  79/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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120.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,245
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:579
Average Rating:  77/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 106 11%
2003 106 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 579 58%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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