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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 28,000 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.
20002,317359,931 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,387315,445
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,459324,947 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,747279,128 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,652326,396 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,881281,858 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,980270,173 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,071390,843 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,237227,119 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,321239,369 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total28,0523,015,208

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:2,300 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:106,522
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,955 votes)
Comments: 428 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,074 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:95,302
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,528 votes)
Comments: 296 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,911 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:84,727
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,542 votes)
Comments: 285 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,630 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:59,206
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,015 votes)
Comments: 211 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:1,086 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:37,388
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:43
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,595 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,118 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:36,975
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,312 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,075 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:33,408
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,206 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,106 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,956
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,544 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:952 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:27,028
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,573 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:895 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:23,808
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:88
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,152 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 99 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 101 10%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 577 58%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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