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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 15,000 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.
20001,323237,117 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,401213,284 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,453222,039 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,640196,164 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,559224,882 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,761191,231 Illinois (82nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,852191,973 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,879273,187 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,921167,007 Fleet Foxes (95th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,001172,903 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total16,7902,089,785

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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151.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:1,997
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:706
Average Rating: 79/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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152.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:1,996
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:708
Average Rating: 76/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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153.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:1,993
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:710
Average Rating: 74/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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154.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:1,991
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:712
Average Rating: 73/100 (126 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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155.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:1,982
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:714
Average Rating: 78/100 (123 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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156.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2003:13Rank Score:1,969
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:718
Average Rating: 76/100 (186 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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157.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:1,946
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:724
Average Rating: 77/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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158.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:1,941
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:728
Average Rating: 72/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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159.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:1,935
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:732
Average Rating: 79/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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160.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,922
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:738
Average Rating: 79/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 82 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 105 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 115 12%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Canada 53 5%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 17 2%
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