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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 19,000 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.
20001,720272,116 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,784237,684
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,886250,722 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20032,079218,614 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20041,971253,454 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,101211,833 Illinois (76th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,227213,809 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,290303,696 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,397181,412 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,438189,360 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,8932,332,701

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

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,245
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:720
Average Rating:  70/100 (388 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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152.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,240
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:722
Average Rating:  79/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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153.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,216
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:729
Average Rating:  79/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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154.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,207
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:734
Average Rating:  75/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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155.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2007:20Rank Score:2,206
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:735
Average Rating:  81/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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156.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,195
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:738
Average Rating:  74/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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157.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,188
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:741
Average Rating:  80/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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158.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,180
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:745
Average Rating:  79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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159.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,159
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:748
Average Rating:  78/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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160.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,143
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:755
Average Rating:  76/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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