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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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RankAlbumArtist
161.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,085
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:780
Average Rating:  72/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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162.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,062
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:790
Average Rating:  82/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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163.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,052
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:792
Average Rating:  79/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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164.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,048
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:794
Average Rating:  79/100 (161 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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165.

The MeadowlandsUnited States The Wrens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,030
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:801
Average Rating:  80/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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166.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,018
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:804
Average Rating:  79/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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167.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:2,001
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  77/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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168.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,989
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  73/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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169.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,974
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:821
Average Rating:  72/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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170.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,964
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:824
Average Rating:  75/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 11 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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