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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
7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,295 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:39,256
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,521 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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21.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:847 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,683
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,291 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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44.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,503
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  78/100 (705 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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48.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:11,007
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  82/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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52.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:560 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:10,154
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  83/100 (892 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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57.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,498
Rank in 2000s57Overall Rank:301
Average Rating:  78/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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67.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:8,053
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  71/100 (998 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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69.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:401 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:8,010
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:353
Average Rating:  80/100 (605 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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91.

FeelsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2005Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2005:9Rank Score:5,905
Rank in 2000s91Overall Rank:458
Average Rating:  80/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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96.

PlansUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2005Appears in:261 charts
Rank in 2005:10Rank Score:5,310
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  76/100 (422 votes)
Comments: 21 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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