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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 16,000 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.
20001,481252,203 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,562222,859 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,620233,260 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)
by Wilco
20031,829205,797 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,722237,205 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,888200,557 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,987201,517 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,040286,935 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,102173,636 Fleet Foxes (98th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,173180,085 Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)
by Animal Collective
Total18,4042,194,054

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.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,141
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:705
Average Rating: 72/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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152.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,140
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:706
Average Rating: 74/100 (97 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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153.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,116
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:712
Average Rating: 76/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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154.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,098
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:718
Average Rating: 80/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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155.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,097
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:719
Average Rating: 79/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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156.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,089
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:721
Average Rating: 78/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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157.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,085
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:722
Average Rating: 74/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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158.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,083
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:723
Average Rating: 79/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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159.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,038
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:740
Average Rating: 79/100 (140 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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160.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,009
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:753
Average Rating: 78/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 85 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 100 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 111 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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