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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
2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,374 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:104,285
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,939 votes)
Comments: 343 comments
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25.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:698 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:19,251
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:133
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (748 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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26.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:800 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:19,168
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,207 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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27.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:769 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:19,021
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,446 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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35.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:619 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:13,380
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,010 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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54.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:9,711
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  80/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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55.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:607 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:9,577
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  78/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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76.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:6,604
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:394
Average Rating:  79/100 (571 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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101.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:4,834
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:531
Average Rating:  79/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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109.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:4,352
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:577
Average Rating:  74/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 32 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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