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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.
20002,646402,881 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,703353,807
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,770359,953 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20033,135309,640 Elephant (69th)
by The White Stripes
20043,018367,031 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,283320,328 Illinois (58th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,401301,586 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,526442,745 In Rainbows (13th)
by Radiohead
20083,640250,943 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,766263,343 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,8883,372,259

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:934 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:26,112
Rank in 2000s11Overall Rank:93
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,184 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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12.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,037 charts
Rank in 2002:4Rank Score:25,962
Rank in 2000s12Overall Rank:94
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,339 votes)
Comments: 87 comments
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13.

Merriweather Post PavilionUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2009Appears in:875 charts
Rank in 2009:1Rank Score:25,206
Rank in 2000s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,286 votes)
Comments: 140 comments
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14.

AmnesiacUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,073 charts
Rank in 2001:2Rank Score:25,023
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  82/100 (2,014 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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15.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:967 charts
Rank in 2007:3Rank Score:23,802
Rank in 2000s15Overall Rank:104
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,670 votes)
Comments: 127 comments
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16.

The Moon & AntarcticaUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2000Appears in:854 charts
Rank in 2000:2Rank Score:23,235
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:106
Average Rating:  84/100 (999 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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17.

Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To HeavenCanada Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Year of Release:2000Appears in:802 charts
Rank in 2000:3Rank Score:22,981
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:108
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (959 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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18.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:948 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,614
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,269 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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19.

Sound Of SilverUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2007Appears in:834 charts
Rank in 2007:4Rank Score:21,451
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:116
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,049 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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20.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:782 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:21,007
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:119
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,359 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
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