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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.
20001,334238,447 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,411214,213 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,458223,462 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)
by Wilco
20031,655197,441 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,566226,347 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,765192,027 Illinois (82nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,862193,033 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,882274,276 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,922167,383 Fleet Foxes (95th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,009173,608 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total16,8642,100,238

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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151.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:103 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,032
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:707
Average Rating: 79/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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152.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2003:13Rank Score:2,017
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:708
Average Rating: 77/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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153.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,014
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:711
Average Rating: 79/100 (131 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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154.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,000
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:715
Average Rating: 77/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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155.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:1,992
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:716
Average Rating: 72/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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156.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:1,974
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:719
Average Rating: 76/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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157.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:1,972
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:720
Average Rating: 78/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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158.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:1,941
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:731
Average Rating: 72/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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159.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:1,928
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:739
Average Rating: 78/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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160.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,923
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:740
Average Rating: 79/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 96 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 88 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 105 11%
2007 113 11%
2008 115 12%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Porcupine Tree 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The White Stripes 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 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
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