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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
41.

Favourite Worst NightmareUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2007Appears in:541 charts
Rank in 2007:6Rank Score:12,624
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,023 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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42.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:575 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,600
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:234
Average Rating:  78/100 (926 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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43.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,407
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  78/100 (674 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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44.

Oracular SpectacularUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2007Appears in:655 charts
Rank in 2007:7Rank Score:11,130
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:246
Average Rating:  79/100 (990 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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45.

Back To BlackUnited Kingdom Amy Winehouse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:570 charts
Rank in 2006:4Rank Score:10,794
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:249
Average Rating:  79/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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46.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:472 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,735
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  82/100 (684 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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47.

The Glow Pt. 2United States The Microphones
Year of Release:2001Appears in:450 charts
Rank in 2001:7Rank Score:10,725
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:256
Average Rating:  83/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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48.

ToxicityUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2001Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 2001:8Rank Score:10,356
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:262
Average Rating:  77/100 (783 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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49.

Sea ChangeUnited States Beck
Year of Release:2002Appears in:533 charts
Rank in 2002:6Rank Score:10,264
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  80/100 (764 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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50.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:490 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:9,932
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:273
Average Rating:  79/100 (894 votes)
Comments: 55 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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