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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.
20002,263353,900 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,348308,332
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,403319,727 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,680273,933 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,590320,739 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,821276,057 Illinois (58th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,921265,292 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,993383,894 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,161223,258 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,237234,650 Merriweather Post Pavilion (94th)
by Animal Collective
Total27,4172,959,783

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
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Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,259 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:105,392
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,881 votes)
Comments: 423 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,033 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:93,929
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,477 votes)
Comments: 294 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,871 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:83,288
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,479 votes)
Comments: 279 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,608 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:58,460
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,981 votes)
Comments: 209 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:1,074 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:37,112
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,566 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,099 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:36,127
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,292 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,049 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:32,376
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,170 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,081 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,405
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,524 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:937 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:26,897
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,546 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:887 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:23,850
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:86
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,134 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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