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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.
20002,646402,751 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,702353,532
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,770359,640 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20033,134309,407 Elephant (69th)
by The White Stripes
20043,017366,558 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,283319,854 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,397301,301 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,526442,185 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,639250,893 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,764262,723 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,8783,368,845

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:812 charts
Rank in 2005:2Rank Score:20,554
Rank in 2000s21Overall Rank:123
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,251 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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22.

Hail To The ThiefUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2003Appears in:956 charts
Rank in 2003:3Rank Score:20,491
Rank in 2000s22Overall Rank:124
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,865 votes)
Comments: 141 comments
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23.

Songs For The DeafUnited States Queens Of The Stone Age
Year of Release:2002Appears in:809 charts
Rank in 2002:5Rank Score:19,967
Rank in 2000s23Overall Rank:127
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,163 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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24.

BoxerUnited States The National
Year of Release:2007Appears in:750 charts
Rank in 2007:5Rank Score:19,305
Rank in 2000s24Overall Rank:132
Average Rating:  83/100 (940 votes)
Comments: 73 comments
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25.

MadvillainyMixed Nationality Madvillain
Year of Release:2004Appears in:698 charts
Rank in 2004:2Rank Score:19,251
Rank in 2000s25Overall Rank:133
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (748 votes)
Comments: 58 comments
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26.

Hot FussUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2004Appears in:800 charts
Rank in 2004:3Rank Score:19,168
Rank in 2000s26Overall Rank:135
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,207 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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27.

American IdiotUnited States Green Day
Year of Release:2004Appears in:769 charts
Rank in 2004:4Rank Score:19,021
Rank in 2000s27Overall Rank:136
Average Rating:  74/100 (1,446 votes)
Comments: 111 comments
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28.

Origin Of SymmetryUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2001Appears in:674 charts
Rank in 2001:3Rank Score:18,576
Rank in 2000s28Overall Rank:139
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,164 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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29.

DiscoveryFrance Daft Punk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:728 charts
Rank in 2001:4Rank Score:17,727
Rank in 2000s29Overall Rank:149
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,065 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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30.

ParachutesUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2000Appears in:771 charts
Rank in 2000:4Rank Score:15,879
Rank in 2000s30Overall Rank:163
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,375 votes)
Comments: 85 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
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