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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 23,000 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.
20002,035320,130 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,088277,149
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,168290,572 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,412251,770 Elephant (59th)
by The White Stripes
20042,308293,535 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,487248,872 Illinois (62nd)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,606243,522 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,659349,017 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,793207,777 Fleet Foxes (104th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,841214,614 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total24,3972,696,958

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

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,326
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:809
Average Rating:  73/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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162.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,305
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:813
Average Rating:  75/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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163.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:158 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,302
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  78/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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164.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,301
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:816
Average Rating:  79/100 (193 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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165.

How To Dismantle An Atomic BombIreland U2
Year of Release:2004Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,300
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:817
Average Rating:  70/100 (484 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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166.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,276
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:824
Average Rating:  78/100 (165 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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167.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,224
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:835
Average Rating:  78/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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168.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,224
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:836
Average Rating:  74/100 (231 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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169.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,218
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:837
Average Rating:  81/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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170.

FallenUnited States Evanescence
Year of Release:2003Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,203
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  64/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 100 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 101 10%
2006 108 11%
2007 106 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 580 58%
United Kingdom 221 22%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 16 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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