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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 20,000 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.
20001,837286,381 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,898250,288
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20021,978263,583 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)
by Wilco
20032,189229,000 Elephant (57th)
by The White Stripes
20042,078265,155 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,223221,770 Illinois (74th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,336222,443 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,422317,027 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,545188,859 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,590199,484 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total22,0962,443,991

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective and Modest Mouse.
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RankAlbumArtist
151.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,324
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  76/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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152.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2004:14Rank Score:2,290
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:742
Average Rating:  79/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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153.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,262
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:749
Average Rating:  70/100 (414 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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154.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:134 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,261
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:750
Average Rating:  75/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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155.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,256
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:751
Average Rating:  72/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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156.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,251
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:753
Average Rating:  80/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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157.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,239
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:756
Average Rating:  79/100 (222 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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158.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,188
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:768
Average Rating:  79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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159.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,182
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:770
Average Rating:  76/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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160.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,167
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:776
Average Rating:  81/100 (228 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 85 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 109 11%
2008 106 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 573 57%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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