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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 17,000 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.
20001,535258,514 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,614230,060
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,696240,748 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,899211,749 Elephant (52nd)
by The White Stripes
20041,789242,868 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,954207,367 Illinois (77th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,064206,762 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,106293,454 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,169177,057 Fleet Foxes (96th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,243183,194 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total19,0692,251,774

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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151.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,153
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:707
Average Rating:  78/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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152.

Speakerboxxx/The Love BelowUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:2003Appears in:149 charts
Rank in 2003:13Rank Score:2,143
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:711
Average Rating:  75/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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153.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,128
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:716
Average Rating:  78/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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154.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,123
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:719
Average Rating:  79/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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155.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,122
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:720
Average Rating:  76/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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156.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,115
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:723
Average Rating:  79/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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157.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,092
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:730
Average Rating:  80/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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158.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,082
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  78/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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159.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,068
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  76/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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160.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,054
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:745
Average Rating:  78/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 99 10%
2004 92 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 547 55%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 56 6%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
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