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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
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,671 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:121,763
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,537 votes)
Comments: 484 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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17.

The Moon & AntarcticaUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2000Appears in:865 charts
Rank in 2000:3Rank Score:23,243
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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31.

ParachutesUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2000Appears in:780 charts
Rank in 2000:4Rank Score:15,968
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,405 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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33.

The Marshall Mathers LPUnited States Eminem
Year of Release:2000Appears in:636 charts
Rank in 2000:5Rank Score:14,683
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:184
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,069 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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37.

Since I Left YouAustralia The Avalanches
Year of Release:2000Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 2000:6Rank Score:13,543
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  83/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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62.

Stories From The City, Stories From The SeaUnited Kingdom PJ Harvey
Year of Release:2000Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 2000:7Rank Score:8,646
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (660 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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69.

StankoniaUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:2000Appears in:479 charts
Rank in 2000:8Rank Score:7,804
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:354
Average Rating:  80/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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84.

Rated RUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2000Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2000:9Rank Score:6,182
Rank in 2000s84Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  81/100 (659 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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85.

Relationship Of CommandUnited States At The Drive-In
Year of Release:2000Appears in:288 charts
Rank in 2000:10Rank Score:6,105
Rank in 2000s85Overall Rank:434
Average Rating:  78/100 (404 votes)
Comments: 18 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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