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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 24,000 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.
20002,052322,859 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,106281,185
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,179293,139 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,422253,948 Elephant (61st)
by The White Stripes
20042,326296,153 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,508251,031 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,618246,717 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,677353,908 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,838209,704 Fleet Foxes (104th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,883217,053 Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)
by Animal Collective
Total24,6092,725,696

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.

It's Blitz!United States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2009Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,571
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:747
Average Rating:  78/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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152.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,568
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:749
Average Rating:  81/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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153.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,545
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:759
Average Rating:  76/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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154.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,515
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:764
Average Rating:  78/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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155.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,495
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  77/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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156.

The RisingUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2002Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:2,479
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:775
Average Rating:  74/100 (281 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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157.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,430
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  73/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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158.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,411
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:791
Average Rating:  78/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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159.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2001:14Rank Score:2,396
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  80/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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160.

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,387
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  73/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 88 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 98 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 105 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 580 58%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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