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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.
20002,037320,336 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,088276,983
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,168290,556 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,412251,795 Elephant (59th)
by The White Stripes
20042,308293,474 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,488248,804 Illinois (62nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,606243,679 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,659348,967 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,796207,763 Fleet Foxes (104th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,841214,623 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total24,4032,696,980

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.

Speakerboxxx/The Love BelowUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:2003Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,520
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  76/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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152.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,510
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:758
Average Rating:  76/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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153.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,496
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:763
Average Rating:  78/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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154.

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even SankUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2007Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2007:20Rank Score:2,485
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:766
Average Rating:  78/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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155.

The RisingUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2002Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:2,476
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:768
Average Rating:  74/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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156.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,430
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  73/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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157.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,427
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:786
Average Rating:  81/100 (284 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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158.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,412
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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159.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:125 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,335
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:806
Average Rating:  76/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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160.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2001:14Rank Score:2,331
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  80/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 101 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 101 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The White Stripes 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 15 2%
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