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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 18,000 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.
20001,602265,885 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,675235,870
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,784245,853 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,970217,284 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,854248,509 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,024211,063 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,126211,170 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,164297,749 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,235180,345 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,305185,785 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total19,7392,299,512

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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RankAlbumArtist
111.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,170
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:517
Average Rating:  80/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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112.

HeartbreakerUnited States Ryan Adams
Year of Release:2000Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2000:14Rank Score:3,100
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  77/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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113.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,983
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  75/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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114.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:2,980
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  75/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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115.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:2,966
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  76/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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116.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,917
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:551
Average Rating:  75/100 (250 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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117.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,857
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  73/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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118.

Primary ColoursUnited Kingdom The Horrors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2009:11Rank Score:2,855
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  77/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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119.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:2,836
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  77/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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120.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:2,785
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:576
Average Rating:  79/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 92 9%
2005 110 11%
2006 107 11%
2007 105 11%
2008 105 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 223 22%
Canada 54 5%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 18 2%
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