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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 16,000 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.
20001,475250,421 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,562222,098 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,615231,866 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (50th)
by Wilco
20031,823204,795 Elephant (51st)
by The White Stripes
20041,721236,562 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,880199,763 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,980200,597 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,036285,385 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,091172,995 Fleet Foxes (96th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,167179,852 Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)
by Animal Collective
Total18,3502,184,331

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.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:1,986
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:759
Average Rating: 78/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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162.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:1,978
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:761
Average Rating: 73/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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163.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:71 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:1,966
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:767
Average Rating: 72/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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164.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,895
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:795
Average Rating: 78/100 (202 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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165.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:1,895
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:797
Average Rating: 78/100 (162 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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166.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:97 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,887
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:801
Average Rating: 81/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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167.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:110 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,845
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:812
Average Rating: 79/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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168.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2009:16Rank Score:1,834
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:814
Average Rating: 75/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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169.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:83 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,823
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:819
Average Rating: 79/100 (124 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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170.

The ReminderCanada Feist
Year of Release:2007Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2007:25Rank Score:1,822
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:820
Average Rating: 75/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 84 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 97 10%
2003 99 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 109 11%
2007 112 11%
2008 111 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 16 2%
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