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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 27,000 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.
20002,217347,915 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,305303,269
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,358314,642 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,629269,084 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,529314,700 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,734271,129 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,828262,366 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,917376,812 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,088219,333 Fleet Foxes (109th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,158231,196 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,7632,910,444

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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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,213 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:103,631
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,804 votes)
Comments: 416 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,004 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:93,010
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,424 votes)
Comments: 288 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,826 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:81,241
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,407 votes)
Comments: 274 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,576 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:57,531
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,930 votes)
Comments: 206 comments
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5.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:1,060 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:36,524
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,527 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,078 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:35,454
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,261 votes)
Comments: 125 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,020 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:31,270
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:59
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,136 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,066 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,112
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,498 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:914 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:26,381
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:74
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,523 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:23,296
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:86
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,116 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 95 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 577 58%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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