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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
18.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:968 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,797
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,316 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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36.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,905
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,098 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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41.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:588 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,827
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,265 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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74.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:456 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:7,332
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  81/100 (661 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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82.

Dear ScienceUnited States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:392 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,254
Rank in 2000s82Overall Rank:429
Average Rating:  78/100 (557 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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87.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:332 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,198
Rank in 2000s87Overall Rank:436
Average Rating:  78/100 (473 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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103.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,889
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:544
Average Rating:  72/100 (646 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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105.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:225 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,770
Rank in 2000s105Overall Rank:554
Average Rating:  81/100 (274 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:249 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,825
Rank in 2000s126Overall Rank:674
Average Rating:  77/100 (443 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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129.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:293 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,786
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:680
Average Rating:  80/100 (387 votes)
Comments: 19 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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