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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.
20001,671270,451 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,745238,523
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,847250,445 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20032,013219,877 Elephant (55th)
by The White Stripes
20041,899251,822 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,047214,372 Illinois (76th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,170213,776 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,227301,109 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,315182,579 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,366188,636 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,3002,331,590

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.

De StijlUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2000Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2000:13Rank Score:3,255
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:512
Average Rating:  79/100 (298 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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112.

HeartbreakerUnited States Ryan Adams
Year of Release:2000Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2000:14Rank Score:3,087
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  77/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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113.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:3,038
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:538
Average Rating:  76/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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114.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,038
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:539
Average Rating:  75/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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115.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,996
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  75/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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116.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:2,967
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  79/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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117.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,939
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:553
Average Rating:  73/100 (292 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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118.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2002:13Rank Score:2,897
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:560
Average Rating:  77/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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119.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,888
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:563
Average Rating:  74/100 (254 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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120.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:2,887
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:564
Average Rating:  81/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 98 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 110 11%
2006 106 11%
2007 107 11%
2008 106 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The Black Keys 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 553 55%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 54 5%
Mexico 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 16 2%
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