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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.
20001,776280,340 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,848245,086
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,937257,078 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20032,145224,901 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20042,029259,576 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,168216,806 Illinois (75th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,293218,439 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,358310,741 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,470185,417 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,530194,340 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total21,5542,392,724

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.

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2001:14Rank Score:2,282
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:727
Average Rating:  73/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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152.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2004:14Rank Score:2,277
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:728
Average Rating:  79/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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153.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:2,260
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:737
Average Rating:  75/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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154.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,251
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:739
Average Rating:  72/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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155.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:148 charts
Rank in 2004:15Rank Score:2,242
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:744
Average Rating:  70/100 (405 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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156.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,229
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:747
Average Rating:  79/100 (216 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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157.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,210
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:754
Average Rating:  76/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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158.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2004:16Rank Score:2,114
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:777
Average Rating:  80/100 (236 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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159.

Seven SwansUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2004Appears in:122 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,111
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  80/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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160.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,110
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:779
Average Rating:  74/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 102 10%
2004 86 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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