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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.
20002,734409,357 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,793359,101
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,870363,566 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,208313,088 Elephant (72nd)
by The White Stripes
20043,101372,441 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,369323,543 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,480304,473 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,587448,202 In Rainbows (13th)
by Radiohead
20083,737254,109 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,844265,881 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,7233,413,759

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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11.

For Emma, Forever AgoUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2007Appears in:965 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:26,408
Rank in 2000s11Overall Rank:92
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,218 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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12.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,058 charts
Rank in 2002:4Rank Score:25,940
Rank in 2000s12Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,365 votes)
Comments: 89 comments
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13.

AmnesiacUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,095 charts
Rank in 2001:2Rank Score:25,398
Rank in 2000s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  83/100 (2,055 votes)
Comments: 170 comments
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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 (1,316 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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15.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:980 charts
Rank in 2007:3Rank Score:23,800
Rank in 2000s15Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,700 votes)
Comments: 128 comments
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16.

Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To HeavenCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2000Appears in:817 charts
Rank in 2000:2Rank Score:23,372
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:105
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (982 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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17.

The Moon & AntarcticaUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2000Appears in:865 charts
Rank in 2000:3Rank Score:23,243
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:108
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 83 comments
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18.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:959 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,643
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,296 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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19.

Sound Of SilverUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2007Appears in:854 charts
Rank in 2007:4Rank Score:21,680
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,076 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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20.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:787 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:20,973
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:120
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,381 votes)
Comments: 91 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%
The Black Keys 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Bright Eyes 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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