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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 19,000 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.
20001,739276,424 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,803241,584
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Is This It (25th)
by The Strokes
20021,896252,822 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (53rd)
by Wilco
20032,101221,467 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20041,995257,094 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,129214,615 Illinois (75th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,256215,560 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,319306,511 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,433182,202 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,480191,917 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total21,1512,360,197

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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151.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,258
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:729
Average Rating:  79/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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152.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,254
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:730
Average Rating:  76/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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153.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2004:14Rank Score:2,250
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:732
Average Rating:  70/100 (399 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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154.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2007:20Rank Score:2,242
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:733
Average Rating:  81/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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155.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,228
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:740
Average Rating:  75/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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156.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,218
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:743
Average Rating:  78/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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157.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,214
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:744
Average Rating:  80/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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158.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,189
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:752
Average Rating:  74/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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159.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,131
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:764
Average Rating:  76/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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160.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,105
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:777
Average Rating:  78/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 99 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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