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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
991.

New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)United States Erykah Badu
Year of Release:2008Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2008:98Rank Score:400
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,262
Average Rating:  79/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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992.

The Bootleg Series Vol. 8 - Tell Tale Signs: Rare And Unreleased 1989–2006
Compilation
United States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2008Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2008:99Rank Score:400
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,264
Average Rating:  75/100 (84 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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993.

Whatever You Love, You AreAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:2000Appears in:55 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:400
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,265
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

Silver Side UpCanada Nickelback
Year of Release:2001Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2001:95Rank Score:399
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,270
Average Rating:  38/100 (136 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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995.

Do You Like Rock Music?United Kingdom British Sea Power
Year of Release:2008Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2008:100Rank Score:399
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,272
Average Rating:  77/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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996.

One BeatUnited States Sleater-Kinney
Year of Release:2002Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2002:104Rank Score:398
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,284
Average Rating:  80/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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997.

Move AlongUnited States The All-American Rejects
Year of Release:2005Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2005:100Rank Score:397
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,292
Average Rating:  65/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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998.

We Love LifeUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:2001Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2001:96Rank Score:397
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,296
Average Rating:  74/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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999.

Excuses For TravellersUnited Kingdom Mojave 3
Year of Release:2000Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2000:92Rank Score:396
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,306
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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1000.

Young MountainUnited States This Will Destroy You
Year of Release:2005Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2005:101Rank Score:395
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,308
Average Rating:  79/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 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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