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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 31,000 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.
20002,445378,052 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,519332,050
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,578339,009 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,908290,600 Elephant (65th)
by The White Stripes
20042,812342,411 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,060297,100 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,150281,595 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,244411,915 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,406235,946 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,499250,391 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total29,6213,159,071

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:2,419 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:111,586
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,153 votes)
Comments: 449 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,189 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:99,160
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,719 votes)
Comments: 315 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,058 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:90,871
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,712 votes)
Comments: 301 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,744 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:62,118
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,153 votes)
Comments: 221 comments
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5.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,189 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:38,573
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,399 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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6.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:1,154 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:38,510
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,685 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,144 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:35,440
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,294 votes)
Comments: 119 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,148 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:30,590
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:65
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,634 votes)
Comments: 95 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,007 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:28,218
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,655 votes)
Comments: 136 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:877 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:25,089
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:88
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,088 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 108 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 95 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 98 10%
2009 105 11%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 574 57%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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