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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
8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,242 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,831
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,801 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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20.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:787 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:20,973
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,383 votes)
Comments: 92 comments
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22.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:973 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:20,531
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,906 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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51.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:10,084
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  79/100 (916 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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59.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:8,896
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  80/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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63.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:399 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:8,585
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  78/100 (581 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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70.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:402 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:7,739
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  79/100 (533 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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72.

De-Loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:338 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:7,516
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:364
Average Rating:  78/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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88.

The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead PlaceUnited States Explosions In The Sky
Year of Release:2003Appears in:295 charts
Rank in 2003:9Rank Score:6,075
Rank in 2000s88Overall Rank:443
Average Rating:  80/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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98.

Fever To TellUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2003Appears in:347 charts
Rank in 2003:10Rank Score:5,075
Rank in 2000s98Overall Rank:520
Average Rating:  77/100 (516 votes)
Comments: 28 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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