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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 25,000 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.
20002,135335,272 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,193290,939
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,252303,368 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,514261,710 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,415306,875 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,611260,865 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,715252,169 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,774364,118 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,949214,126 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,005223,415 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total25,5632,812,857

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:191 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,623
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:561
Average Rating:  77/100 (352 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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112.

American IV: The Man Comes AroundUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:2002Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,587
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:566
Average Rating:  81/100 (307 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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113.

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,571
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:569
Average Rating:  78/100 (278 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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114.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,519
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  70/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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115.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:226 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,515
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:582
Average Rating:  80/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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116.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:208 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,515
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  77/100 (348 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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117.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,500
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:587
Average Rating:  76/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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118.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,449
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  80/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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119.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2006:14Rank Score:3,437
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  80/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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120.

Blackwater ParkSweden Opeth
Year of Release:2001Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2001:13Rank Score:3,432
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  76/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 104 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 581 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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