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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.
20001,465248,361 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,549220,815 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,600230,481 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,789203,384 Elephant (50th)
by The White Stripes
20041,699234,774 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,869197,861 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,954198,403 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,014282,729 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,071172,086 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,143178,767 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total18,1532,167,659

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

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,093
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:708
Average Rating: 72/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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152.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,087
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:710
Average Rating: 74/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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153.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,079
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:712
Average Rating: 77/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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154.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,067
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:718
Average Rating: 79/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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155.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,061
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:720
Average Rating: 74/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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156.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,040
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:723
Average Rating: 78/100 (127 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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157.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,031
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:726
Average Rating: 78/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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158.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,031
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:727
Average Rating: 79/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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159.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:140 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,026
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:730
Average Rating: 80/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 9 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:93 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,996
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:740
Average Rating: 79/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 83 8%
2001 96 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 112 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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