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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 20,000 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.
20001,812283,656 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,887247,860
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20021,966259,670 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (49th)
by Wilco
20032,179227,017 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20042,052263,466 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,191219,466 Illinois (74th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,322220,521 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,390314,123 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,517187,053 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,567196,527 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total21,8832,419,359

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.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,118
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:777
Average Rating:  74/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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162.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,100
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:781
Average Rating:  72/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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163.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:2,090
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:785
Average Rating:  78/100 (160 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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164.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,087
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:786
Average Rating:  79/100 (147 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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165.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:2,074
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  79/100 (149 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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166.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:119 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,063
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:803
Average Rating:  81/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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167.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,050
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:806
Average Rating:  72/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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168.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:111 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:2,039
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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169.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,017
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  79/100 (107 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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170.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,011
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:821
Average Rating:  73/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 103 10%
2004 85 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 108 11%
2009 99 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 573 57%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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