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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 17,000 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.
20001,514254,724 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,595224,986
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,651236,020 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,865207,861 Elephant (50th)
by The White Stripes
20041,752238,541 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,924204,040 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,036204,107 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,075289,574 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,142175,224 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,216182,129 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total18,7702,217,205

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.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2003:13Rank Score:2,154
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:708
Average Rating:  77/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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152.

Speakerboxxx/The Love BelowUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:2003Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,123
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:721
Average Rating:  76/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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153.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,109
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  76/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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154.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,101
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:728
Average Rating:  79/100 (163 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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155.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,073
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  80/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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156.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,064
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:740
Average Rating:  78/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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157.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,058
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:745
Average Rating:  79/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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158.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,044
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:753
Average Rating:  78/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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159.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2009:13Rank Score:2,033
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:758
Average Rating:  79/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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160.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:1,994
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:768
Average Rating:  73/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 85 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 94 9%
2003 103 10%
2004 90 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 110 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 112 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mexico 15 2%
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