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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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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,947 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:68,294
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,444 votes)
Comments: 238 comments
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14.

AmnesiacUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,114 charts
Rank in 2001:2Rank Score:25,583
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  82/100 (2,096 votes)
Comments: 172 comments
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28.

Origin Of SymmetryUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2001Appears in:684 charts
Rank in 2001:3Rank Score:18,529
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,216 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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29.

DiscoveryFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:753 charts
Rank in 2001:4Rank Score:18,132
Rank in 2000s29Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,110 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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30.

LateralusUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2001Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 2001:5Rank Score:16,322
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  81/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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39.

White Blood CellsUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 2001:6Rank Score:13,048
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,150 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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43.

The Glow Pt. 2United States The Microphones
Year of Release:2001Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 2001:7Rank Score:11,668
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  84/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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47.

VespertineIceland Björk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 2001:8Rank Score:11,037
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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49.

ToxicityUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2001Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 2001:9Rank Score:10,873
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  77/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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83.

The BlueprintUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2001Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 2001:10Rank Score:6,252
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:431
Average Rating:  78/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 27 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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