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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.
20001,700268,747 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,765234,279
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,875247,820 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20032,061216,378 Elephant (55th)
by The White Stripes
20041,951250,576 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,091210,284 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,212211,917 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,279301,263 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,380180,735 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,413188,006 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,7272,310,005

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.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,187
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  77/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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112.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,171
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  74/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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113.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:3,039
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:541
Average Rating:  76/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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114.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,014
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  79/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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115.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,008
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  75/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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116.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,977
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  75/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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117.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:2,972
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  82/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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118.

Primary ColoursUnited Kingdom The Horrors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2009:11Rank Score:2,929
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  77/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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119.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:2,923
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:566
Average Rating:  77/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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120.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,892
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  74/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 86 9%
2001 98 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 110 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 64 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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