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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
13.

Merriweather Post PavilionUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2009Appears in:874 charts
Rank in 2009:1Rank Score:25,140
Rank in 2000s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,286 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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38.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:13,090
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  83/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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42.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,600
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  78/100 (926 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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66.

VeckatimestUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2009Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 2009:4Rank Score:8,170
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  80/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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71.

Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixFrance Phoenix
Year of Release:2009Appears in:462 charts
Rank in 2009:5Rank Score:7,555
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:358
Average Rating:  79/100 (727 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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78.

Sigh No MoreUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2009Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2009:6Rank Score:6,323
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:409
Average Rating:  67/100 (625 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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79.

The ResistanceUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2009Appears in:315 charts
Rank in 2009:7Rank Score:6,313
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  70/100 (886 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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96.

HumbugUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2009Appears in:294 charts
Rank in 2009:8Rank Score:5,139
Rank in 2000s96Overall Rank:498
Average Rating:  76/100 (721 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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106.

LungsUnited Kingdom Florence + The Machine
Year of Release:2009Appears in:264 charts
Rank in 2009:9Rank Score:4,533
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:565
Average Rating:  76/100 (500 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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125.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,767
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:663
Average Rating:  75/100 (353 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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