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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
2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,436 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:105,718
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,054 votes)
Comments: 350 comments
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15.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:988 charts
Rank in 2007:3Rank Score:23,760
Rank in 2000s15Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,724 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:839 charts
Rank in 2000:2Rank Score:23,480
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:107
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,006 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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53.

You Forgot It In PeopleCanada Broken Social Scene
Year of Release:2002Appears in:497 charts
Rank in 2002:7Rank Score:10,145
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  83/100 (566 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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166.

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?Canada The Unicorns
Year of Release:2003Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,911
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:870
Average Rating:  80/100 (233 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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187.

Crystal CastlesCanada Crystal Castles
Year of Release:2008Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 2008:14Rank Score:2,433
Rank in 2000s187Overall Rank:1,015
Average Rating:  76/100 (282 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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201.

The ReminderCanada Feist
Year of Release:2007Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 2007:25Rank Score:2,283
Rank in 2000s201Overall Rank:1,083
Average Rating:  76/100 (255 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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218.

You're A Woman, I'm A MachineCanada Death From Above 1979
Year of Release:2004Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2004:26Rank Score:2,086
Rank in 2000s218Overall Rank:1,177
Average Rating:  76/100 (220 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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233.

Apologies To The Queen MaryCanada Wolf Parade
Year of Release:2005Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 2005:27Rank Score:1,929
Rank in 2000s233Overall Rank:1,243
Average Rating:  80/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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264.

Yanqui U.X.O.Canada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2002Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2002:28Rank Score:1,701
Rank in 2000s264Overall Rank:1,386
Average Rating:  79/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 6 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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