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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 18,000 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.
20001,670270,092 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20011,743238,426
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,847250,220 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20032,004219,590 Elephant (54th)
by The White Stripes
20041,896251,626 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,047214,114 Illinois (76th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,167213,768 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,224300,964 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,313182,599 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,364188,519 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,2752,329,917

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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RankAlbumArtist
151.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,208
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:717
Average Rating:  77/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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152.

The Milk-Eyed MenderUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2004Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,194
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  80/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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153.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,191
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  72/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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154.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,167
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:732
Average Rating:  79/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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155.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,164
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:734
Average Rating:  79/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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156.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,156
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:735
Average Rating:  76/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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157.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,155
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  78/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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158.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,141
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:742
Average Rating:  76/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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159.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,122
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:747
Average Rating:  78/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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160.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,085
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:763
Average Rating:  72/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 98 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 110 11%
2006 106 11%
2007 107 11%
2008 106 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 54 5%
Mexico 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 16 2%
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