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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.
20002,646402,751 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,702353,532
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,770359,640 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20033,134309,407 Elephant (69th)
by The White Stripes
20043,017366,558 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,283319,854 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,397301,301 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,526442,185 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,639250,893 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,764262,723 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,8783,368,845

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
36.

Since I Left YouAustralia The Avalanches
Year of Release:2000Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 2000:6Rank Score:13,360
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  82/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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129.

Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of OrpheusAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2004Appears in:259 charts
Rank in 2004:13Rank Score:3,725
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:673
Average Rating:  79/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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157.

No More Shall We PartAustralia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2001Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:3,056
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:801
Average Rating:  79/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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171.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,712
Rank in 2000s171Overall Rank:896
Average Rating:  73/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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327.

Highly EvolvedAustralia The Vines
Year of Release:2002Appears in:107 charts
Rank in 2002:32Rank Score:1,358
Rank in 2000s327Overall Rank:1,627
Average Rating:  70/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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333.

In Ghost ColoursAustralia Cut Copy
Year of Release:2008Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2008:24Rank Score:1,338
Rank in 2000s333Overall Rank:1,656
Average Rating:  77/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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382.

FeverAustralia Kylie Minogue
Year of Release:2001Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 2001:36Rank Score:1,152
Rank in 2000s382Overall Rank:1,859
Average Rating:  70/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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443.

Get BornAustralia Jet
Year of Release:2003Appears in:102 charts
Rank in 2003:54Rank Score:1,020
Rank in 2000s443Overall Rank:2,071
Average Rating:  68/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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480.

Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!Australia Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Year of Release:2008Appears in:136 charts
Rank in 2008:44Rank Score:920
Rank in 2000s480Overall Rank:2,240
Average Rating:  77/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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488.

ConditionsAustralia The Temper Trap
Year of Release:2009Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2009:42Rank Score:906
Rank in 2000s488Overall Rank:2,261
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 104 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
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