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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 25,000 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.
20002,133334,899 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,187290,416
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,247303,025 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,513261,494 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,415306,647 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,611260,751 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,714252,176 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,771363,863 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,946214,044 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,002223,233 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total25,5392,810,549

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

We Were Dead Before The Ship Even SankUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2007Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2007:20Rank Score:2,685
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:742
Average Rating:  78/100 (314 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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152.

AudioslaveUnited States Audioslave
Year of Release:2002Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2002:17Rank Score:2,671
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:745
Average Rating:  73/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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153.

Seven SwansUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2004Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,652
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:750
Average Rating:  81/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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154.

The RisingUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2002Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:2,603
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:769
Average Rating:  74/100 (293 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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155.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,588
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:774
Average Rating:  78/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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156.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,552
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:782
Average Rating:  76/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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157.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,508
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:791
Average Rating:  78/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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158.

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2001:14Rank Score:2,498
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:793
Average Rating:  73/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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159.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,448
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:812
Average Rating:  76/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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160.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,440
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  76/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 104 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 581 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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