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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 35,000 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.
20002,607397,734 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,659349,995
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,741355,675 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,085306,073 Elephant (68th)
by The White Stripes
20042,974361,236 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,256315,409 Illinois (56th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,347297,097 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,470436,604 In Rainbows (13th)
by Radiohead
20083,589248,928 Fleet Foxes (110th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,714258,908 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,4423,327,659

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:2,584 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:117,721
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,407 votes)
Comments: 471 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,338 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:103,128
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:8
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,893 votes)
Comments: 339 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,226 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:98,199
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,941 votes)
Comments: 321 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,859 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:65,495
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,304 votes)
Comments: 230 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:1,247 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:41,187
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,810 votes)
Comments: 164 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,284 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:40,566
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,501 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,219 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:37,070
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:56
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,405 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,224 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,718
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,744 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,061 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:28,965
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,750 votes)
Comments: 142 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:970 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:27,555
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 99 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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