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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 36,000 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.
20002,675405,644 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,721356,257
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,796361,224 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,157311,743 Elephant (71st)
by The White Stripes
20043,037369,924 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,312322,538 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,427302,915 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,538446,167 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,674252,043 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,788264,224 Merriweather Post Pavilion (100th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,1253,392,678

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:2,643 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:120,397
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,494 votes)
Comments: 481 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,402 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:104,841
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,963 votes)
Comments: 345 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,293 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:101,057
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,022 votes)
Comments: 326 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,910 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:67,202
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,371 votes)
Comments: 235 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:1,285 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:41,918
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,864 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,318 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:41,204
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,545 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,258 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:38,102
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,457 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,238 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,949
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:71
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,782 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,081 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:29,128
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,799 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:991 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:27,986
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,234 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 98 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 19 2%
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