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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
7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,264 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:38,085
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,485 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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21.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:833 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,648
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,269 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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43.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,416
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  78/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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47.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,790
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  82/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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53.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,908
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  83/100 (865 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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56.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,493
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  78/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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66.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:394 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:8,015
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (588 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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68.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:431 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,997
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:351
Average Rating:  71/100 (978 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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89.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,911
Rank in 2000s89Overall Rank:452
Average Rating:  80/100 (465 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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95.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:262 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:5,350
Rank in 2000s95Overall Rank:493
Average Rating:  76/100 (415 votes)
Comments: 20 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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