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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 26,000 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.
20002,173340,257 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,241295,303
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,301307,486 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,543263,893 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,447308,629 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,666265,137 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,762255,210 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,811368,709 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,993215,739 Fleet Foxes (106th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,045225,531 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total25,9822,845,896

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
161.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,474
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  76/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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162.

Blink-182United States Blink-182
Year of Release:2003Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,464
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  67/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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163.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,461
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:824
Average Rating:  80/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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164.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,443
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:828
Average Rating:  76/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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165.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,335
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:855
Average Rating:  74/100 (257 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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166.

FallenUnited States Evanescence
Year of Release:2003Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,320
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:857
Average Rating:  64/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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167.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,314
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:859
Average Rating:  74/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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168.

In Between DreamsUnited States Jack Johnson
Year of Release:2005Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,311
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:860
Average Rating:  72/100 (208 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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169.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,289
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:867
Average Rating:  78/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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170.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,272
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:870
Average Rating:  75/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 99 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 104 10%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 579 58%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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