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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
6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,332 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:41,742
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,571 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,084 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:29,113
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,816 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:998 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:28,092
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,258 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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12.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,058 charts
Rank in 2002:4Rank Score:25,941
Rank in 2000s12Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,364 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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23.

Songs For The DeafUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2002Appears in:826 charts
Rank in 2002:5Rank Score:20,215
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,191 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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50.

Sea ChangeUnited States Beck
Year of Release:2002Appears in:552 charts
Rank in 2002:6Rank Score:10,382
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  80/100 (786 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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52.

You Forgot It In PeopleCanada Broken Social Scene
Year of Release:2002Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 2002:7Rank Score:9,968
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  83/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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57.

( )Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2002Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 2002:8Rank Score:9,306
Rank in 2000s57Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  82/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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60.

By The WayUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2002Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 2002:9Rank Score:8,814
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  76/100 (857 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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61.

Up The BracketUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2002Appears in:375 charts
Rank in 2002:10Rank Score:8,700
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:327
Average Rating:  78/100 (574 votes)
Comments: 31 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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