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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
6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,305 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:41,127
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,534 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,069 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:28,956
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,784 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:982 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:27,940
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,220 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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12.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,038 charts
Rank in 2002:4Rank Score:25,870
Rank in 2000s12Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,339 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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23.

Songs For The DeafUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2002Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 2002:5Rank Score:19,967
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,163 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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49.

Sea ChangeUnited States Beck
Year of Release:2002Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 2002:6Rank Score:10,264
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  80/100 (764 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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53.

You Forgot It In PeopleCanada Broken Social Scene
Year of Release:2002Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 2002:7Rank Score:9,776
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  83/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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57.

( )Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2002Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2002:8Rank Score:9,173
Rank in 2000s57Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  82/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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59.

By The WayUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2002Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 2002:9Rank Score:8,808
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  76/100 (836 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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61.

Up The BracketUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2002Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2002:10Rank Score:8,642
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  78/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 29 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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