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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 29,000 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.
20002,361366,890 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,429321,295
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,495330,378 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,798283,053 Elephant (64th)
by The White Stripes
20042,704333,037 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,944286,733 Illinois (56th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,045273,518 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (48th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,139397,463 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,297229,996 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,378242,183 Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)
by Animal Collective
Total28,5903,064,546

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Wilco, Animal Collective and Sufjan Stevens.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,338 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:108,002
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,017 votes)
Comments: 435 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,121 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:97,228
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,600 votes)
Comments: 302 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,956 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:86,859
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,598 votes)
Comments: 289 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,667 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:60,223
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,060 votes)
Comments: 213 comments
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5.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,149 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:37,787
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,338 votes)
Comments: 131 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:1,101 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:37,433
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,620 votes)
Comments: 154 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,102 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:34,294
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,239 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,120 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,928
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:64
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,567 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:969 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:27,279
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,610 votes)
Comments: 133 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:914 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:24,178
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:88
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,176 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 87 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 101 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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