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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 26,000 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.
20002,199344,668 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,264300,326
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,333313,001 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,589267,887 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,494312,320 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,702269,167 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,799259,355 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,855373,490 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,028217,634 Fleet Foxes (106th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,103229,067 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,3662,886,916

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

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,643
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  81/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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112.

De StijlUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2000Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,629
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  79/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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113.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,617
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:586
Average Rating:  77/100 (297 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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114.


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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,602
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:590
Average Rating:  77/100 (364 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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115.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,582
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  77/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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116.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,571
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  80/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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117.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,565
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  77/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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118.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:242 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,518
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  80/100 (305 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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119.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2003:11Rank Score:3,467
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  78/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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120.

Blackwater ParkSweden Opeth
Year of Release:2001Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2001:13Rank Score:3,412
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:614
Average Rating:  77/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 96 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 575 58%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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