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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 19,000 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.
20001,723272,788 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,785238,366
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,888250,953 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20032,084219,039 Elephant (56th)
by The White Stripes
20041,975254,100 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,106212,199 Illinois (76th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,234214,245 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,295304,356 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,404181,842 Fleet Foxes (101st)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,449189,781 Merriweather Post Pavilion (92nd)
by Animal Collective
Total20,9432,337,668

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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161.

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:2,039
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:788
Average Rating:  79/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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162.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:109 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,034
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:789
Average Rating:  79/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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163.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:2,023
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:790
Average Rating:  82/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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164.

The MeadowlandsUnited States The Wrens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:99 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,015
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:796
Average Rating:  80/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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165.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:108 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:2,002
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:801
Average Rating:  72/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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166.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,998
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:802
Average Rating:  77/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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167.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,978
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:809
Average Rating:  73/100 (167 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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168.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:77 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,971
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:810
Average Rating:  72/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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169.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,962
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  79/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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170.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:115 charts
Rank in 2001:17Rank Score:1,948
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  78/100 (229 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 107 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 107 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 235 24%
Canada 63 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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