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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 38,000 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.
20002,804412,998 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,851364,990
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by The Strokes
20022,923366,898 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,282315,775 Elephant (73rd)
by The White Stripes
20043,180376,413 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,419327,028 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,558307,018 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,622453,216 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,794256,703 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,895266,981 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,3283,448,021

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
11.

For Emma, Forever AgoUnited States Bon Iver
Year of Release:2007Appears in:976 charts
Rank in 2007:2Rank Score:26,942
Rank in 2000s11Overall Rank:92
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,241 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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12.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,062 charts
Rank in 2002:4Rank Score:26,142
Rank in 2000s12Overall Rank:95
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,391 votes)
Comments: 91 comments
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13.

Merriweather Post PavilionUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2009Appears in:902 charts
Rank in 2009:1Rank Score:25,691
Rank in 2000s13Overall Rank:98
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,348 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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14.

AmnesiacUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,114 charts
Rank in 2001:2Rank Score:25,582
Rank in 2000s14Overall Rank:99
Average Rating:  82/100 (2,098 votes)
Comments: 172 comments
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15.

Neon BibleCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2007Appears in:988 charts
Rank in 2007:3Rank Score:23,757
Rank in 2000s15Overall Rank:105
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,725 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:840 charts
Rank in 2000:2Rank Score:23,551
Rank in 2000s16Overall Rank:106
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,008 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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17.

The Moon & AntarcticaUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2000Appears in:867 charts
Rank in 2000:3Rank Score:23,032
Rank in 2000s17Overall Rank:110
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,041 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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18.

Fleet FoxesUnited States Fleet Foxes
Year of Release:2008Appears in:968 charts
Rank in 2008:1Rank Score:22,795
Rank in 2000s18Overall Rank:111
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,316 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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19.

Sound Of SilverUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2007Appears in:862 charts
Rank in 2007:4Rank Score:22,095
Rank in 2000s19Overall Rank:114
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,099 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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20.

AbsolutionUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2003Appears in:789 charts
Rank in 2003:2Rank Score:21,049
Rank in 2000s20Overall Rank:121
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,406 votes)
Comments: 93 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 102 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 20 2%
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