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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 19,000 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.
20001,720271,538 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,782237,264
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,886250,476 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20032,077217,964 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20041,971252,898 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,100211,441 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,224213,714 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,289303,172 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,397181,610 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,436189,179 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,8822,329,257

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:136 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,182
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  74/100 (299 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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112.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:190 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:3,149
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  76/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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113.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,145
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  77/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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114.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,110
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  79/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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115.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,057
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  82/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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116.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,009
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  74/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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117.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:2,989
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  75/100 (218 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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118.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:2,926
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:568
Average Rating:  78/100 (174 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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119.

Primary ColoursUnited Kingdom The Horrors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2009:11Rank Score:2,921
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  77/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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120.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,911
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  74/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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