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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
8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,234 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,886
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:69
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,770 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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20.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:783 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:21,002
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:118
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,359 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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22.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:956 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:20,491
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,865 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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50.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:9,932
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (894 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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58.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:9,046
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  80/100 (625 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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63.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:8,418
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  78/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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70.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:7,737
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  78/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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74.

De-Loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:7,233
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:368
Average Rating:  77/100 (488 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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86.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:6,064
Rank in 2000s86Overall Rank:433
Average Rating:  80/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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98.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:4,938
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  77/100 (505 votes)
Comments: 28 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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