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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.
20001,461247,208 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,543220,622 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,592230,156 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,781202,980 Elephant (50th)
by The White Stripes
20041,692233,509 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,856197,368 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,944197,702 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,993281,962 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,049171,512 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,129178,512 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total18,0402,161,531

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.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:2,947
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:517
Average Rating: 76/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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112.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:2,919
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:519
Average Rating: 73/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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113.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:2,833
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:535
Average Rating: 80/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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114.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,817
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:539
Average Rating: 75/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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115.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,795
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:543
Average Rating: 73/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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116.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,776
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:546
Average Rating: 75/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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117.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:2,774
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:547
Average Rating: 75/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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118.

Into The WildUnited States Eddie Vedder
Year of Release:2007Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2007:16Rank Score:2,757
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:549
Average Rating: 80/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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119.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:2,718
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:558
Average Rating: 79/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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120.

Icky ThumpUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2007Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2007:17Rank Score:2,661
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:569
Average Rating: 76/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 97 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 113 11%
2008 111 11%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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