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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 30,000 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.
20002,422375,258 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,495329,505
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,549337,684 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (43rd)
by Wilco
20032,875289,227 Elephant (65th)
by The White Stripes
20042,782341,092 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,028294,353 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,115280,801 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,210409,568 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,377234,973 Fleet Foxes (107th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,456248,579 Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)
by Animal Collective
Total29,3093,141,042

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:2,393 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:110,673
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,104 votes)
Comments: 440 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,178 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:99,275
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,675 votes)
Comments: 311 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,032 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:90,308
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,675 votes)
Comments: 298 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,728 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:62,232
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,125 votes)
Comments: 219 comments
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5.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,188 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:38,835
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:43
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,391 votes)
Comments: 135 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:1,140 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:38,426
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,668 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,142 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:35,506
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,279 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,134 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:30,212
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:65
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,611 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:987 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:27,808
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,645 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:860 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:24,946
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:88
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,077 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 97 10%
2007 110 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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