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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 37,000 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.
20002,736409,421 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,793359,036
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,872363,625 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,208313,063 Elephant (72nd)
by The White Stripes
20043,102372,253 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,372323,382 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,481304,128 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,588447,934 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,737253,956 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,845265,828 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,7343,412,626

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:2,412 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:105,083
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,994 votes)
Comments: 346 comments
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15.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:979 charts
Rank in 2007:3Rank Score:23,803
Rank in 2000s15Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,699 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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16.

Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To HeavenCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2000Appears in:817 charts
Rank in 2000:2Rank Score:23,373
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (983 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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52.

You Forgot It In PeopleCanada Broken Social Scene
Year of Release:2002Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 2002:7Rank Score:9,968
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  83/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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171.

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?Canada The Unicorns
Year of Release:2003Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2003:19Rank Score:2,719
Rank in 2000s171Overall Rank:900
Average Rating:  80/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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191.

Crystal CastlesCanada Crystal Castles
Year of Release:2008Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2008:14Rank Score:2,389
Rank in 2000s191Overall Rank:1,033
Average Rating:  75/100 (279 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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199.

The ReminderCanada Feist
Year of Release:2007Appears in:169 charts
Rank in 2007:26Rank Score:2,288
Rank in 2000s199Overall Rank:1,069
Average Rating:  76/100 (248 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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216.

You're A Woman, I'm A MachineCanada Death From Above 1979
Year of Release:2004Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2004:26Rank Score:2,133
Rank in 2000s216Overall Rank:1,147
Average Rating:  76/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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231.

Apologies To The Queen MaryCanada Wolf Parade
Year of Release:2005Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2005:28Rank Score:1,932
Rank in 2000s231Overall Rank:1,232
Average Rating:  80/100 (185 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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262.

Yanqui U.X.O.Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2002Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2002:28Rank Score:1,667
Rank in 2000s262Overall Rank:1,385
Average Rating:  79/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
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