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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
7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,245 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:37,718
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,441 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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21.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:812 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,554
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,251 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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43.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,407
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  78/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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46.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:472 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,735
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  82/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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52.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:535 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,871
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  83/100 (844 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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56.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,502
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  78/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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67.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:8,087
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  71/100 (961 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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68.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,994
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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89.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:284 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,933
Rank in 2000s89Overall Rank:444
Average Rating:  80/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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95.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:257 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:5,258
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  76/100 (401 votes)
Comments: 20 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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