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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 23,000 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.
20002,028317,130 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,077275,552
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,162289,610 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,399249,599 Elephant (59th)
by The White Stripes
20042,278291,471 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,468247,032 Illinois (62nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,590242,666 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,649345,629 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,778206,197 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,828213,889 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total24,2572,678,776

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

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:187 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,515
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  76/100 (403 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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152.

Speakerboxxx/The Love BelowUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:2003Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,482
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:761
Average Rating:  75/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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153.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,471
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:767
Average Rating:  79/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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154.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,458
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:770
Average Rating:  76/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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155.

The RisingUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2002Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:2,448
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  74/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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156.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:139 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,432
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  73/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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157.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,413
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  81/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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158.

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2001:14Rank Score:2,364
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:792
Average Rating:  73/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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159.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,331
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  76/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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160.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,331
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  75/100 (240 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 578 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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