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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 19,000 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.
20001,773279,682 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20011,847245,090
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,936256,729 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)
by Wilco
20032,141224,347 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20042,028259,230 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,164216,285 Illinois (75th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,288218,210 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,356310,355 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,463185,118 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,526194,009 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total21,5222,389,054

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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RankAlbumArtist
111.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,236
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:534
Average Rating:  73/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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112.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,224
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:536
Average Rating:  74/100 (311 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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113.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,201
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:540
Average Rating:  77/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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114.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,165
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:546
Average Rating:  80/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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115.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,147
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:548
Average Rating:  81/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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116.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,101
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  82/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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117.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,099
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:559
Average Rating:  74/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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118.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,091
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  75/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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119.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,042
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:568
Average Rating:  80/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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120.

I Am A Bird NowUnited States Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:3,001
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:575
Average Rating:  79/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 88 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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