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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.
20001,601265,650 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,673235,542
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,783245,780 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,970217,090 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,854248,257 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,019210,586 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,125210,766 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,163297,449 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,234180,138 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,305185,827 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total19,7272,297,084

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:152 charts
Rank in 2003:13Rank Score:2,197
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:707
Average Rating:  75/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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152.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:67 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,186
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:711
Average Rating:  76/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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153.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,186
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:712
Average Rating:  77/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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154.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,185
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:713
Average Rating:  79/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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155.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,177
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:716
Average Rating:  76/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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156.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,169
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:718
Average Rating:  72/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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157.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,149
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:725
Average Rating:  79/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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158.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,129
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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159.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,098
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:743
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:101 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,059
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:758
Average Rating:  72/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 92 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 105 11%
2008 105 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 54 5%
Mexico 31 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 18 2%
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