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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
2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,412 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:105,083
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,994 votes)
Comments: 346 comments
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24.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:20,061
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:128
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (787 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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25.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:808 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:19,344
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,235 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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27.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:784 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:19,281
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,478 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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35.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:627 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:13,639
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,037 votes)
Comments: 69 comments
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54.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:9,885
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:286
Average Rating:  80/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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55.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:9,556
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  78/100 (971 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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77.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:371 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:6,574
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  79/100 (582 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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99.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:266 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:5,036
Rank in 2000s99Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  79/100 (392 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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109.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:276 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:4,423
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:579
Average Rating:  73/100 (395 votes)
Comments: 32 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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