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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 23,000 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.
20002,036320,266 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,091277,276
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,168290,893 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,417252,261 Elephant (60th)
by The White Stripes
20042,308293,797 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,493249,237 Illinois (62nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,608244,184 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,660349,559 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,796208,273 Fleet Foxes (104th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,843215,034 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total24,4202,700,780

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

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,505
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:549
Average Rating:  80/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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112.

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:3,505
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  79/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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113.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,468
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  81/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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114.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,419
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:567
Average Rating:  77/100 (332 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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115.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,415
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:568
Average Rating:  70/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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116.

American IV: The Man Comes AroundUnited States Johnny Cash
Year of Release:2002Appears in:203 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,403
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  81/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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117.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2006:14Rank Score:3,394
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:576
Average Rating:  81/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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118.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,373
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:582
Average Rating:  76/100 (317 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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119.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,364
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  80/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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120.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,325
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:588
Average Rating:  77/100 (266 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 101 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 102 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 105 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 581 58%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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