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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
991.

Whatever You Love, You AreAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:2000Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:404
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,313
Average Rating:  76/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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992.

Silver Side UpCanada Nickelback
Year of Release:2001Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2001:95Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,315
Average Rating:  38/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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993.

I'll Sleep When You're DeadUnited States El-P
Year of Release:2007Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2007:108Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,316
Average Rating:  79/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

ChallengersCanada The New Pornographers
Year of Release:2007Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2007:109Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,318
Average Rating:  75/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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995.

All Hands On The Bad OneUnited States Sleater-Kinney
Year of Release:2000Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2000:92Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,321
Average Rating:  79/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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996.

Próxima Estación: EsperanzaFrance Manu Chao
Year of Release:2001Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2001:96Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,322
Average Rating:  73/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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997.

We Love LifeUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:2001Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2001:97Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,323
Average Rating:  74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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998.

Prospekt's MarchUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2008:100Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,325
Average Rating:  69/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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999.

Känn Ingen Sorg För Mig GöteborgSweden Håkan Hellström
Year of Release:2000Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2000:93Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,326
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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1000.

The Satanic SatanistUnited States Portugal. The Man
Year of Release:2009Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2009:102Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,327
Average Rating:  78/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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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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