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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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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,919 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:67,393
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,407 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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13.

AmnesiacUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,095 charts
Rank in 2001:2Rank Score:25,397
Rank in 2000s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  83/100 (2,057 votes)
Comments: 171 comments
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28.

Origin Of SymmetryUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2001Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 2001:3Rank Score:18,412
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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29.

DiscoveryFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:739 charts
Rank in 2001:4Rank Score:17,891
Rank in 2000s29Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,088 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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30.

LateralusUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2001Appears in:551 charts
Rank in 2001:5Rank Score:16,139
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  81/100 (762 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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39.

White Blood CellsUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:715 charts
Rank in 2001:6Rank Score:12,859
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,130 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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46.

The Glow Pt. 2United States The Microphones
Year of Release:2001Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 2001:7Rank Score:11,043
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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48.

ToxicityUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2001Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2001:8Rank Score:10,752
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  77/100 (802 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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49.

VespertineIceland Björk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:540 charts
Rank in 2001:9Rank Score:10,399
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  83/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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86.

Oh, Inverted WorldUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2001Appears in:363 charts
Rank in 2001:10Rank Score:6,099
Rank in 2000s86Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  79/100 (568 votes)
Comments: 27 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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