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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
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,622 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:119,639
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,469 votes)
Comments: 478 comments
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16.

The Moon & AntarcticaUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2000Appears in:855 charts
Rank in 2000:2Rank Score:23,259
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:106
Average Rating:  84/100 (996 votes)
Comments: 80 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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30.

ParachutesUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2000Appears in:771 charts
Rank in 2000:4Rank Score:15,879
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,375 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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33.

The Marshall Mathers LPUnited States Eminem
Year of Release:2000Appears in:620 charts
Rank in 2000:5Rank Score:14,285
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,047 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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36.

Since I Left YouAustralia The Avalanches
Year of Release:2000Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 2000:6Rank Score:13,360
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  82/100 (690 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:474 charts
Rank in 2000:7Rank Score:8,427
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (639 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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69.

StankoniaUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:2000Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 2000:8Rank Score:7,763
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  80/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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84.

Rated RUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2000Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 2000:9Rank Score:6,165
Rank in 2000s84Overall Rank:427
Average Rating:  81/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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87.

Relationship Of CommandUnited States At The Drive-In
Year of Release:2000Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2000:10Rank Score:6,003
Rank in 2000s87Overall Rank:437
Average Rating:  78/100 (391 votes)
Comments: 18 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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