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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.
20001,670270,092 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20011,743238,426
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,847250,220 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20032,004219,590 Elephant (54th)
by The White Stripes
20041,896251,626 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,047214,114 Illinois (76th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,167213,768 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,224300,964 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,313182,599 Fleet Foxes (100th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,364188,519 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,2752,329,917

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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RankAlbumArtist
161.

Ga Ga Ga Ga GaUnited States Spoon
Year of Release:2007Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,084
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:764
Average Rating:  80/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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162.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:2,033
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:777
Average Rating:  73/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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163.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,027
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:778
Average Rating:  74/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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164.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:78 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,977
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:794
Average Rating:  72/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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165.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,974
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:795
Average Rating:  74/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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166.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,968
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  77/100 (141 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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167.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,943
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  79/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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168.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,933
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  79/100 (139 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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169.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,914
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  81/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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170.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,891
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:827
Average Rating:  76/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 98 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 110 11%
2006 106 11%
2007 107 11%
2008 106 11%
2009 93 9%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 54 5%
Mexico 30 3%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 16 2%
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