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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 14,000 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.
20001,255224,511 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,330204,636 Is This It (25th)
by The Strokes
20021,381213,226 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (54th)
by Wilco
20031,518187,969 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,539217,702 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,666181,173 Illinois (80th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,770183,508 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,809261,498 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,827161,658 Fleet Foxes (92nd)
by Fleet Foxes
20091,906166,173 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total16,0012,002,055

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.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:1,934
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:698
Average Rating: 76/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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152.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:1,932
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:700
Average Rating: 73/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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153.

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2001:14Rank Score:1,909
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:705
Average Rating: 75/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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154.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:1,883
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:714
Average Rating: 72/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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155.

GeogaddiUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:2002Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:1,881
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:715
Average Rating: 79/100 (121 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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156.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:1,879
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:716
Average Rating: 78/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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157.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:1,861
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:722
Average Rating: 80/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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158.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:1,809
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:738
Average Rating: 79/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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159.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:1,771
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:756
Average Rating: 77/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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160.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:1,769
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:757
Average Rating: 75/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 84 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 104 10%
2007 112 11%
2008 113 11%
2009 104 10%
Artist Albums %


Porcupine Tree 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
France 15 2%
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