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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 14,000 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.
20001,257224,981 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,333203,718 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,384212,789 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (54th)
by Wilco
20031,521187,622 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,546217,720 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,671181,014 Illinois (82nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,772183,020 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,811261,123 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,830161,506 Fleet Foxes (91st)
by Fleet Foxes
20091,909166,377 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total16,0341,999,871

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.

Into The WildUnited States Eddie Vedder
Year of Release:2007Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:2,730
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:510
Average Rating: 79/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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112.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,711
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:514
Average Rating: 73/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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113.

HeartbreakerUnited States Ryan Adams
Year of Release:2000Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2000:13Rank Score:2,710
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:515
Average Rating: 77/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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114.

GraduationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2007Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2007:16Rank Score:2,671
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:523
Average Rating: 74/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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115.

Original Pirate MaterialUnited Kingdom The Streets
Year of Release:2002Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:2,611
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:534
Average Rating: 77/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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116.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,584
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:537
Average Rating: 75/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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117.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:2,560
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:543
Average Rating: 79/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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118.

De StijlUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2000Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2000:14Rank Score:2,525
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:550
Average Rating: 79/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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119.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:2,508
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:555
Average Rating: 69/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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120.

Icky ThumpUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2007Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2007:17Rank Score:2,469
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:562
Average Rating: 76/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 84 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 99 10%
2006 104 10%
2007 112 11%
2008 114 11%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
France 15 2%
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