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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
21.

Demon DaysUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2005Appears in:833 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,648
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,269 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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22.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:973 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:20,531
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,906 votes)
Comments: 146 comments
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23.

Songs For The DeafUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2002Appears in:826 charts
Rank in 2002:5Rank Score:20,215
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,191 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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24.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:724 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:20,061
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:128
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (787 votes)
Comments: 62 comments
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25.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:808 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:19,344
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:133
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,235 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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26.

BoxerUnited States The National
Year of Release:2007Appears in:761 charts
Rank in 2007:5Rank Score:19,328
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:134
Average Rating:  83/100 (975 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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27.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:784 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:19,281
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,478 votes)
Comments: 113 comments
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28.

Origin Of SymmetryUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2001Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 2001:3Rank Score:18,412
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:144
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,193 votes)
Comments: 72 comments
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29.

DiscoveryFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:739 charts
Rank in 2001:4Rank Score:17,891
Rank in 2000s29Overall Rank:150
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,088 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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30.

LateralusUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2001Appears in:551 charts
Rank in 2001:5Rank Score:16,139
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  81/100 (762 votes)
Comments: 57 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%
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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