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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 15,000 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.
20001,338239,049 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,412214,434 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,465223,750 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)
by Wilco
20031,661198,360 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,568227,022 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,772192,467 Illinois (81st)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,870193,449 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,891274,848 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,931167,415 Fleet Foxes (96th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,016173,810 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total16,9242,104,604

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

Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:2,919
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:513
Average Rating: 78/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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112.

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 2006:11Rank Score:2,914
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:514
Average Rating: 79/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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113.

Into The WildUnited States Eddie Vedder
Year of Release:2007Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:2,856
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:516
Average Rating: 79/100 (144 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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114.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:2,775
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:530
Average Rating: 76/100 (260 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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115.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:2,771
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:531
Average Rating: 75/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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116.

Because Of The TimesUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2007:16Rank Score:2,754
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:535
Average Rating: 73/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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117.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:2,716
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:544
Average Rating: 75/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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118.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:2,659
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:551
Average Rating: 69/100 (138 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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119.

Icky ThumpUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2007Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2007:17Rank Score:2,658
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:553
Average Rating: 77/100 (288 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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120.

Primary ColoursUnited Kingdom The Horrors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2009:11Rank Score:2,598
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:566
Average Rating: 77/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 96 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 105 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 114 11%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Porcupine Tree 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
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