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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.
20002,177340,519 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,245295,986
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,304308,506 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,548264,876 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,452309,377 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,673266,377 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,769256,467 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,821369,125 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,002215,502 Fleet Foxes (107th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,053226,305 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,0442,853,040

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
151.

Youth & Young ManhoodUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2003Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,695
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  74/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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152.

AudioslaveUnited States Audioslave
Year of Release:2002Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2002:17Rank Score:2,691
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:757
Average Rating:  73/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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153.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,665
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:765
Average Rating:  76/100 (439 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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154.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,643
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:771
Average Rating:  76/100 (329 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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155.

The RisingUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2002Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:2,617
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:775
Average Rating:  74/100 (300 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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156.

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2001:14Rank Score:2,597
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  74/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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157.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,555
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  73/100 (271 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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158.

Seven SwansUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2004Appears in:182 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,526
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:800
Average Rating:  81/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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159.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,503
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  78/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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160.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,480
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:820
Average Rating:  78/100 (215 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 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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