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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.
20001,478250,490 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,561222,068 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,613231,673 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)
by Wilco
20031,821204,594 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,720236,621 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,878199,595 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,979200,305 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,036285,217 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,088172,921 Fleet Foxes (96th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,165179,642 Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)
by Animal Collective
Total18,3392,183,127

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.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:2,996
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:518
Average Rating: 75/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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112.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:2,936
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:523
Average Rating: 73/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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113.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,846
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:540
Average Rating: 75/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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114.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:2,830
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:543
Average Rating: 80/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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115.

Into The WildUnited States Eddie Vedder
Year of Release:2007Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,824
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:545
Average Rating: 80/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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116.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,797
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:551
Average Rating: 75/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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117.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2007:16Rank Score:2,774
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:554
Average Rating: 73/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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118.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:2,758
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:558
Average Rating: 78/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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119.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:2,737
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:562
Average Rating: 76/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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120.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:2,731
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:563
Average Rating: 76/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 84 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 99 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 109 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 111 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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