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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
31.

LateralusUnited States Tool
Year of Release:2001Appears in:539 charts
Rank in 2001:5Rank Score:15,854
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:167
Average Rating:  80/100 (737 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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32.

Black Holes And RevelationsUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:632 charts
Rank in 2006:2Rank Score:15,766
Rank in 2000s32Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,199 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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33.

The Marshall Mathers LPUnited States Eminem
Year of Release:2000Appears in:620 charts
Rank in 2000:5Rank Score:14,285
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:187
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,047 votes)
Comments: 64 comments
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34.

YsUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2006Appears in:564 charts
Rank in 2006:3Rank Score:13,720
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:196
Average Rating:  82/100 (647 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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35.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:619 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:13,380
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,010 votes)
Comments: 66 comments
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36.

Since I Left YouAustralia The Avalanches
Year of Release:2000Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 2000:6Rank Score:13,360
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  82/100 (690 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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37.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:695 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,247
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:204
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,053 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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38.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:520 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:13,090
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:208
Average Rating:  83/100 (669 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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39.

White Blood CellsUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:705 charts
Rank in 2001:6Rank Score:12,890
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:211
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,102 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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40.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:577 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,708
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,211 votes)
Comments: 98 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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