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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 33,000 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.
20002,585390,357 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,634343,692
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,715350,195 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,059300,722 Elephant (68th)
by The White Stripes
20042,951356,350 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,215310,385 Illinoise (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,304293,351 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (44th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,418428,640 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,550244,833 Fleet Foxes (109th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,683256,602 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,1143,275,125

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:2,525 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:114,940
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,342 votes)
Comments: 464 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,297 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:102,149
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,847 votes)
Comments: 335 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,174 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:95,452
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,883 votes)
Comments: 318 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,823 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:64,350
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,275 votes)
Comments: 228 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:1,221 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:40,585
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,781 votes)
Comments: 163 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,251 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:39,694
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,477 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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7.

IllinoiseUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,192 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:36,297
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,379 votes)
Comments: 124 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,190 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,057
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,714 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,039 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:28,729
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:77
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,726 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:938 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:26,481
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:86
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,165 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 99 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 24 2%
France 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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