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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
14.

Merriweather Post PavilionUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2009Appears in:894 charts
Rank in 2009:1Rank Score:25,384
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,318 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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38.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:12,999
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:213
Average Rating:  82/100 (694 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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42.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,667
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  79/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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67.

VeckatimestUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2009Appears in:488 charts
Rank in 2009:4Rank Score:8,012
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:349
Average Rating:  80/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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71.

Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixFrance Phoenix
Year of Release:2009Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 2009:5Rank Score:7,688
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  79/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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79.

Sigh No MoreUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2009Appears in:305 charts
Rank in 2009:6Rank Score:6,416
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  67/100 (635 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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81.

The ResistanceUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2009Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2009:7Rank Score:6,341
Rank in 2000s81Overall Rank:415
Average Rating:  70/100 (902 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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94.

HumbugUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2009Appears in:313 charts
Rank in 2009:8Rank Score:5,441
Rank in 2000s94Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  76/100 (744 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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105.

LungsUnited Kingdom Florence + The Machine
Year of Release:2009Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2009:9Rank Score:4,652
Rank in 2000s105Overall Rank:558
Average Rating:  76/100 (511 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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128.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,777
Rank in 2000s128Overall Rank:675
Average Rating:  75/100 (359 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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