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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 15,000 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.
20001,327237,094 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,403213,429 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,455222,550 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,644196,104 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,560225,075 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,763191,262 Illinois (81st)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,854192,135 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,879273,096 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,922166,961 Fleet Foxes (95th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,004172,786 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total16,8112,090,492

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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111.

Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:2,915
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:513
Average Rating: 78/100 (247 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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112.

De StijlUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2000Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2000:14Rank Score:2,859
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:518
Average Rating: 79/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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113.

Into The WildUnited States Eddie Vedder
Year of Release:2007Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,828
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:521
Average Rating: 80/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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114.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,776
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:530
Average Rating: 75/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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115.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:2,762
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:532
Average Rating: 76/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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116.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2007:16Rank Score:2,756
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:534
Average Rating: 73/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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117.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,719
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:541
Average Rating: 75/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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118.

Icky ThumpUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2007Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2007:17Rank Score:2,672
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:549
Average Rating: 77/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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119.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:2,649
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:553
Average Rating: 70/100 (135 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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120.

Primary ColoursUnited Kingdom The Horrors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2009:11Rank Score:2,598
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:563
Average Rating: 77/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 105 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 115 12%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
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