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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.
20002,803412,849 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,851364,768
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by The Strokes
20022,920366,706 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,282315,691 Elephant (73rd)
by The White Stripes
20043,179376,121 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,418326,883 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,557306,913 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,621452,834 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,794256,704 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,895266,848 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,3203,446,316

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:847 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,683
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,291 votes)
Comments: 76 comments
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22.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:990 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:20,650
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:125
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,946 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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23.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:736 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:20,579
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:126
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (815 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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24.

Songs For The DeafUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2002Appears in:830 charts
Rank in 2002:5Rank Score:20,175
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:129
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,208 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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25.

BoxerUnited States The National
Year of Release:2007Appears in:771 charts
Rank in 2007:5Rank Score:19,443
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:138
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,000 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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26.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:806 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:19,213
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,256 votes)
Comments: 104 comments
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27.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:790 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:19,155
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:140
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,502 votes)
Comments: 115 comments
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28.

Origin Of SymmetryUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2001Appears in:684 charts
Rank in 2001:3Rank Score:18,529
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:145
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,216 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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29.

DiscoveryFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:753 charts
Rank in 2001:4Rank Score:18,132
Rank in 2000s29Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,110 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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30.

LateralusUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2001Appears in:558 charts
Rank in 2001:5Rank Score:16,322
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:165
Average Rating:  81/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 60 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%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 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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