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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.
20002,556389,178 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,619343,173
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,689349,212 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,035299,483 Elephant (67th)
by The White Stripes
20042,920355,373 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,192308,328 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,283292,165 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,391425,853 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,533243,361 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,659256,527 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total30,8773,262,654

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:2,500 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:114,253
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,289 votes)
Comments: 461 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,283 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:102,239
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,823 votes)
Comments: 332 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,146 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:94,299
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,833 votes)
Comments: 313 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,818 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:64,292
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,235 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:1,201 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:40,123
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,757 votes)
Comments: 161 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,237 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:39,373
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,451 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,183 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:35,950
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,358 votes)
Comments: 123 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,184 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,122
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:67
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,691 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,028 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:28,472
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,707 votes)
Comments: 139 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:924 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:26,391
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:86
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,138 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 98 10%
2002 107 11%
2003 107 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 98 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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