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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
18.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:948 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,619
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,269 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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37.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,247
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,053 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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40.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,708
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,211 votes)
Comments: 98 comments
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75.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:6,819
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:387
Average Rating:  81/100 (633 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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81.

Dear Science,United States TV On The Radio
Year of Release:2008Appears in:380 charts
Rank in 2008:5Rank Score:6,240
Rank in 2000s81Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  78/100 (537 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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82.

The Seldom Seen KidUnited Kingdom Elbow
Year of Release:2008Appears in:326 charts
Rank in 2008:6Rank Score:6,226
Rank in 2000s82Overall Rank:417
Average Rating:  78/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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100.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,898
Rank in 2000s100Overall Rank:524
Average Rating:  72/100 (624 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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110.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:211 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,314
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:581
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:241 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,799
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:654
Average Rating:  77/100 (424 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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126.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:285 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,760
Rank in 2000s126Overall Rank:665
Average Rating:  80/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 18 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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