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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 22,000 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.
20001,960301,117 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,014261,631
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,094275,451 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)
by Wilco
20032,311237,865 Elephant (58th)
by The White Stripes
20042,196278,347 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,353232,984 Illinois (65th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,476231,643 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,549329,931 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,685197,412 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,715205,670 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total23,3532,552,052

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.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,244
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:793
Average Rating:  77/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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162.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,214
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  79/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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163.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:2,178
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:807
Average Rating:  78/100 (173 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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164.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,173
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  79/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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165.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,165
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:812
Average Rating:  74/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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166.

VoodooUnited States D'Angelo
Year of Release:2000Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,148
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  79/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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167.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:120 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,140
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:817
Average Rating:  72/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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168.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,136
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  78/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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169.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,117
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:824
Average Rating:  74/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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170.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2004:20Rank Score:2,093
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:835
Average Rating:  78/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 94 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 84 8%
2005 105 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 109 11%
2008 110 11%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


The Black Keys 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 573 57%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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