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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
18.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:959 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,642
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,297 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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36.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:713 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,636
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,078 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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41.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:583 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,740
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,237 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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75.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:447 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:7,106
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:382
Average Rating:  81/100 (648 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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82.

Dear ScienceUnited States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,284
Rank in 2000s82Overall Rank:421
Average Rating:  78/100 (550 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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83.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:335 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,269
Rank in 2000s83Overall Rank:424
Average Rating:  78/100 (462 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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101.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:319 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,937
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:532
Average Rating:  72/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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111.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:217 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,418
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  81/100 (264 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,806
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:668
Average Rating:  77/100 (433 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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129.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:287 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,739
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:681
Average Rating:  80/100 (377 votes)
Comments: 19 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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