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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 18,000 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.
20001,699268,588 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,763234,309
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,875247,744 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20032,061216,400 Elephant (55th)
by The White Stripes
20041,951250,503 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,091210,308 Illinois (78th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,212212,010 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,278301,162 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,380180,732 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,413187,749 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,7232,309,504

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

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,055
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  79/100 (128 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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162.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,045
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:780
Average Rating:  81/100 (198 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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163.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,033
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:787
Average Rating:  72/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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164.

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?Canada The Unicorns
Year of Release:2003Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,008
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:792
Average Rating:  80/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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165.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,984
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  77/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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166.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,972
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:802
Average Rating:  74/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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167.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,971
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:803
Average Rating:  72/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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168.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,921
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  75/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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169.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:1,893
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:826
Average Rating:  79/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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170.

Blink-182United States Blink-182
Year of Release:2003Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:1,871
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:829
Average Rating:  67/100 (150 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 86 9%
2001 98 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 106 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 110 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 64 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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