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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
2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,374 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:104,285
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,939 votes)
Comments: 343 comments
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15.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:969 charts
Rank in 2007:3Rank Score:23,811
Rank in 2000s15Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,669 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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17.

Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To HeavenCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2000Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 2000:3Rank Score:22,935
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (958 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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53.

You Forgot It In PeopleCanada Broken Social Scene
Year of Release:2002Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 2002:7Rank Score:9,776
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  83/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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170.

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?Canada The Unicorns
Year of Release:2003Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 2003:18Rank Score:2,715
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:895
Average Rating:  80/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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192.

The ReminderCanada Feist
Year of Release:2007Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2007:25Rank Score:2,342
Rank in 2000s192Overall Rank:1,027
Average Rating:  76/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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196.

Crystal CastlesCanada Crystal Castles
Year of Release:2008Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 2008:14Rank Score:2,300
Rank in 2000s196Overall Rank:1,043
Average Rating:  75/100 (273 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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215.

You're A Woman, I'm A MachineCanada Death From Above 1979
Year of Release:2004Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2004:26Rank Score:2,110
Rank in 2000s215Overall Rank:1,138
Average Rating:  76/100 (212 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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232.

Apologies To The Queen MaryCanada Wolf Parade
Year of Release:2005Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 2005:27Rank Score:1,915
Rank in 2000s232Overall Rank:1,215
Average Rating:  80/100 (182 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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269.

Twin CinemaCanada The New Pornographers
Year of Release:2005Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2005:32Rank Score:1,625
Rank in 2000s269Overall Rank:1,402
Average Rating:  80/100 (166 votes)
Comments: 9 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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