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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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RankAlbumArtist
8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,245 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,757
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,823 votes)
Comments: 109 comments
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20.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:789 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:21,049
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,406 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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22.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:990 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:20,650
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,946 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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51.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:10,179
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  79/100 (932 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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59.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:470 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:8,926
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  80/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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62.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:404 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:8,586
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  78/100 (592 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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70.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:413 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:7,907
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  79/100 (551 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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73.

De-Loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:339 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:7,541
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:366
Average Rating:  78/100 (509 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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86.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:6,200
Rank in 2000s86Overall Rank:435
Average Rating:  80/100 (418 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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99.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:344 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:5,039
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  77/100 (526 votes)
Comments: 28 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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