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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 38,000 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.
20002,803412,849 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,851364,768
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by The Strokes
20022,920366,706 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,282315,691 Elephant (73rd)
by The White Stripes
20043,179376,121 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,418326,883 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,557306,913 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,621452,834 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,794256,704 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,895266,848 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,3203,446,316

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
37.

Since I Left YouAustralia The Avalanches
Year of Release:2000Appears in:633 charts
Rank in 2000:6Rank Score:13,883
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  82/100 (725 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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125.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,852
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:670
Average Rating:  79/100 (326 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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153.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:210 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:3,146
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:806
Average Rating:  80/100 (283 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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173.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,660
Rank in 2000s173Overall Rank:938
Average Rating:  73/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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343.

Highly EvolvedAustralia The Vines
Year of Release:2002Appears in:112 charts
Rank in 2002:33Rank Score:1,353
Rank in 2000s343Overall Rank:1,697
Average Rating:  70/100 (178 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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351.

In Ghost ColoursAustralia Cut Copy
Year of Release:2008Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2008:27Rank Score:1,279
Rank in 2000s351Overall Rank:1,768
Average Rating:  77/100 (194 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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424.

Get BornAustralia Jet
Year of Release:2003Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2003:51Rank Score:1,078
Rank in 2000s424Overall Rank:2,040
Average Rating:  68/100 (159 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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442.

FeverAustralia Kylie Minogue
Year of Release:2001Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2001:40Rank Score:1,043
Rank in 2000s442Overall Rank:2,103
Average Rating:  69/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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493.

Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!Australia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2008Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2008:48Rank Score:909
Rank in 2000s493Overall Rank:2,330
Average Rating:  77/100 (191 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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501.

ConditionsAustralia The Temper Trap
Year of Release:2009Appears in:61 charts
Rank in 2009:42Rank Score:893
Rank in 2000s501Overall Rank:2,355
Average Rating:  72/100 (114 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 102 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 20 2%
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