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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 14,000 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.
20001,255224,538 Kid A (8th)
by Radiohead
20011,331204,654 Is This It (25th)
by The Strokes
20021,381213,163 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (54th)
by Wilco
20031,518187,961 Elephant (48th)
by The White Stripes
20041,539217,751 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,667181,197 Illinois (81st)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,773183,617 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20071,810261,522 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20081,829161,730 Fleet Foxes (92nd)
by Fleet Foxes
20091,907166,152 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total16,0102,002,285

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.

Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The GroundUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2002Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2002:19Rank Score:1,758
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:763
Average Rating: 78/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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162.

GoldUnited States Ryan Adams
Year of Release:2001Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,740
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:768
Average Rating: 76/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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163.

Morning ViewUnited States Incubus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:1,731
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:771
Average Rating: 72/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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164.

Yellow HouseUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2006Appears in:91 charts
Rank in 2006:16Rank Score:1,725
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:773
Average Rating: 78/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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165.

Crack The SkyeUnited States Mastodon
Year of Release:2009Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,719
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:775
Average Rating: 78/100 (118 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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166.

No Line On The HorizonIreland U2
Year of Release:2009Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2009:16Rank Score:1,719
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:776
Average Rating: 65/100 (246 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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167.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2004:17Rank Score:1,709
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:779
Average Rating: 80/100 (175 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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168.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,705
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:781
Average Rating: 77/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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169.

MeteoraUnited States Linkin Park
Year of Release:2003Appears in:52 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:1,704
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:783
Average Rating: 62/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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170.

The MeadowlandsUnited States The Wrens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:1,700
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:785
Average Rating: 79/100 (75 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 84 8%
2001 95 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 104 10%
2004 89 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 104 10%
2007 112 11%
2008 113 11%
2009 104 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 28 3%
Sweden 24 2%
Mixed Nationality 18 2%
France 15 2%
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