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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
23.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:20,579
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:126
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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140.

I Am A Bird NowMixed Nationality Antony And The Johnsons
Year of Release:2005Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2005:14Rank Score:3,533
Rank in 2000s140Overall Rank:725
Average Rating:  78/100 (302 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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164.

Deltron 3030Mixed Nationality Deltron 3030
Year of Release:2000Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 2000:19Rank Score:2,947
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:859
Average Rating:  78/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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229.

Raising SandMixed Nationality Robert Plant And Alison Krauss
Year of Release:2007Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2007:29Rank Score:1,980
Rank in 2000s229Overall Rank:1,217
Average Rating:  75/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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259.

Begin To HopeMixed Nationality Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2006Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2006:26Rank Score:1,725
Rank in 2000s259Overall Rank:1,363
Average Rating:  77/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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327.

Soviet KitschMixed Nationality Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2004Appears in:87 charts
Rank in 2004:32Rank Score:1,390
Rank in 2000s327Overall Rank:1,652
Average Rating:  78/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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333.

Want OneMixed Nationality Rufus Wainwright
Year of Release:2003Appears in:86 charts
Rank in 2003:40Rank Score:1,374
Rank in 2000s333Overall Rank:1,670
Average Rating:  76/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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401.

Midnight BoomMixed Nationality The Kills
Year of Release:2008Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2008:33Rank Score:1,133
Rank in 2000s401Overall Rank:1,955
Average Rating:  76/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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419.

The DriftMixed Nationality Scott Walker
Year of Release:2006Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2006:44Rank Score:1,100
Rank in 2000s419Overall Rank:2,007
Average Rating:  78/100 (125 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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577.

FarMixed Nationality Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2009Appears in:51 charts
Rank in 2009:50Rank Score:768
Rank in 2000s577Overall Rank:2,649
Average Rating:  75/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 3 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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