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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 25,000 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.
20002,133334,899 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,187290,416
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,247303,025 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,513261,494 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,415306,647 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,611260,751 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,714252,176 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,771363,863 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20082,946214,044 Fleet Foxes (103rd)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,002223,233 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total25,5392,810,549

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

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,437
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:819
Average Rating:  80/100 (199 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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162.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,428
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  73/100 (268 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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163.

KasabianUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2004Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,328
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:841
Average Rating:  74/100 (213 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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164.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,321
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:844
Average Rating:  74/100 (252 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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165.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,320
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  73/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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166.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,318
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:846
Average Rating:  75/100 (249 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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167.

Blink-182United States Blink-182
Year of Release:2003Appears in:89 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,299
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:851
Average Rating:  67/100 (214 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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168.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,287
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:855
Average Rating:  78/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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169.

FallenUnited States Evanescence
Year of Release:2003Appears in:118 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,278
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:858
Average Rating:  64/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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170.

In Between DreamsUnited States Jack Johnson
Year of Release:2005Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,270
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:860
Average Rating:  72/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 104 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 581 58%
United Kingdom 222 22%
Canada 61 6%
Australia 25 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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