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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.
20002,177340,479 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,244296,033
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,304308,523 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,548264,562 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,451309,625 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,672266,179 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,765256,341 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,820369,426 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,999215,830 Fleet Foxes (107th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,049226,451 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,0292,853,449

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
121.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2006:14Rank Score:3,423
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  70/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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122.

Figure 8United States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:2000Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 2000:16Rank Score:3,345
Rank in 2000s122Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  80/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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123.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:3,337
Rank in 2000s123Overall Rank:619
Average Rating:  75/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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124.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,337
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  75/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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125.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,320
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  75/100 (331 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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126.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,311
Rank in 2000s126Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  73/100 (373 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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127.

KalaUnited Kingdom M.I.A. (UK)
Year of Release:2007Appears in:224 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:3,299
Rank in 2000s127Overall Rank:630
Average Rating:  76/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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128.

The Milk-Eyed MenderUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2004Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2004:13Rank Score:3,223
Rank in 2000s128Overall Rank:640
Average Rating:  81/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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129.

GeogaddiUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:2002Appears in:193 charts
Rank in 2002:15Rank Score:3,146
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:654
Average Rating:  81/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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130.

Return To Cookie MountainUnited States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2006Appears in:222 charts
Rank in 2006:15Rank Score:3,087
Rank in 2000s130Overall Rank:666
Average Rating:  79/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 104 10%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 579 58%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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