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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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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,888 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:66,605
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,353 votes)
Comments: 233 comments
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14.

AmnesiacUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,075 charts
Rank in 2001:2Rank Score:25,073
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  82/100 (2,013 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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28.

Origin Of SymmetryUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2001Appears in:674 charts
Rank in 2001:3Rank Score:18,576
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,164 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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29.

DiscoveryFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:728 charts
Rank in 2001:4Rank Score:17,727
Rank in 2000s29Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,065 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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31.

LateralusUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2001Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 2001:5Rank Score:15,854
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  80/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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39.

White Blood CellsUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:705 charts
Rank in 2001:6Rank Score:12,890
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,102 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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47.

The Glow Pt. 2United States The Microphones
Year of Release:2001Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 2001:7Rank Score:10,725
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  83/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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48.

ToxicityUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2001Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 2001:8Rank Score:10,356
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  77/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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51.

VespertineIceland Björk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:511 charts
Rank in 2001:9Rank Score:9,892
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  83/100 (677 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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85.

Oh, Inverted WorldUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2001Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 2001:10Rank Score:6,133
Rank in 2000s85Overall Rank:430
Average Rating:  79/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 27 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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