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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.
20001,713269,201 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,775235,076
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,880247,942 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)
by Wilco
20032,070217,176 Elephant (55th)
by The White Stripes
20041,956251,171 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,096210,902 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,216212,509 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,285302,134 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,385181,024 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,421188,389 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,7972,315,523

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.

Speakerboxxx/The Love BelowUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:2003Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,241
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  75/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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152.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,241
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:719
Average Rating:  78/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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153.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,211
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:726
Average Rating:  75/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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154.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2007:20Rank Score:2,196
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:730
Average Rating:  74/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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155.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,187
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  78/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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156.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,183
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:736
Average Rating:  79/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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157.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,183
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  81/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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158.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,160
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:744
Average Rating:  79/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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159.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,145
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  76/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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160.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,085
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:766
Average Rating:  79/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 86 9%
2001 98 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 109 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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