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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 16,000 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.
20001,418243,842 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,507218,397 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,545227,900 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,741201,584 Elephant (49th)
by The White Stripes
20041,637230,917 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,829195,490 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,925197,075 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,958279,362 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,019171,539 Fleet Foxes (97th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,103177,779 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total17,6822,143,886

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

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:2,926
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:515
Average Rating: 73/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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112.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:2,917
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:516
Average Rating: 76/100 (230 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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113.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,786
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:537
Average Rating: 75/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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114.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,784
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:538
Average Rating: 73/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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115.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:2,753
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:544
Average Rating: 76/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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116.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:2,744
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:547
Average Rating: 69/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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117.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,724
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:553
Average Rating: 75/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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118.

Into The WildUnited States Eddie Vedder
Year of Release:2007Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2007:16Rank Score:2,694
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:558
Average Rating: 79/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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119.

Icky ThumpUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2007Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 2007:17Rank Score:2,649
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:567
Average Rating: 76/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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120.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:2,648
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:568
Average Rating: 80/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 85 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 109 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 110 11%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 29 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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