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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.
20002,235351,039 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,317306,712
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,382317,661 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,648271,720 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,558318,789 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,779274,482 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,879264,970 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (42nd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,958380,998 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,122221,940 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,196233,642 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total27,0742,941,954

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:2,247 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:104,633
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,840 votes)
Comments: 420 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,020 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:93,240
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,446 votes)
Comments: 290 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,850 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:82,084
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,439 votes)
Comments: 274 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,600 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:57,989
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,957 votes)
Comments: 207 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:1,075 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:37,065
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:42
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,543 votes)
Comments: 148 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,087 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:35,713
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,274 votes)
Comments: 126 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,050 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:32,359
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,159 votes)
Comments: 112 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,076 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,320
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,513 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:926 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:26,789
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,534 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:23,509
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:87
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,122 votes)
Comments: 81 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 576 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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