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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 24,000 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.
20002,056323,346 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,109281,758
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,187293,532 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,426254,054 Elephant (61st)
by The White Stripes
20042,328296,332 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,508251,757 Illinois (60th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,618247,700 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,679354,588 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,838210,168 Fleet Foxes (104th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,886217,682 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total24,6352,730,919

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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RankAlbumArtist
161.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,342
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  76/100 (154 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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162.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,339
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  77/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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163.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,322
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  75/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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164.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,291
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:828
Average Rating:  78/100 (196 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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165.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,264
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:832
Average Rating:  78/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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166.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2009:16Rank Score:2,258
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:833
Average Rating:  75/100 (241 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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167.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,241
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:837
Average Rating:  70/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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168.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:186 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,231
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:842
Average Rating:  81/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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169.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,227
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:844
Average Rating:  74/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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170.

FallenUnited States Evanescence
Year of Release:2003Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,221
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:848
Average Rating:  64/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 88 9%
2001 92 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 580 58%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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