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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
2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,436 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:105,718
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,054 votes)
Comments: 350 comments
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23.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:20,579
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:126
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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26.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:806 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:19,213
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,256 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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27.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:790 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:19,155
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,502 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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34.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:651 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:14,282
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,064 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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54.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:519 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:9,842
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:288
Average Rating:  80/100 (795 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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55.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:623 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:9,617
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:295
Average Rating:  78/100 (986 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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77.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:376 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:6,645
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:400
Average Rating:  79/100 (599 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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100.

SmileUnited States Brian Wilson
Year of Release:2004Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2004:9Rank Score:5,025
Rank in 2000s100Overall Rank:527
Average Rating:  79/100 (400 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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110.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:4,423
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:587
Average Rating:  74/100 (406 votes)
Comments: 33 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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