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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 17,000 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.
20001,488253,665 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,574224,335
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Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,628234,311 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (51st)
by Wilco
20031,849206,755 Elephant (50th)
by The White Stripes
20041,734237,487 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,906203,152 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,009202,566 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,062288,042 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,123174,287 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,193181,030 Merriweather Post Pavilion (91st)
by Animal Collective
Total18,5662,205,631

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.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:1,982
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:766
Average Rating:  73/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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162.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:90 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:1,965
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:773
Average Rating:  74/100 (151 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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163.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:74 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:1,962
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:774
Average Rating:  72/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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164.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,944
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:782
Average Rating:  79/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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165.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:105 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,940
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:783
Average Rating:  77/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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166.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,896
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:796
Average Rating:  78/100 (206 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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167.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,892
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:799
Average Rating:  81/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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168.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,876
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:804
Average Rating:  79/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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169.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,859
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:811
Average Rating:  75/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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170.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:100 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,847
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:818
Average Rating:  75/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 84 8%
2001 96 10%
2002 94 9%
2003 102 10%
2004 90 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 110 11%
2007 110 11%
2008 112 11%
2009 97 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mexico 15 2%
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