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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
41.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:588 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,827
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:218
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,265 votes)
Comments: 102 comments
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42.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:600 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,870
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:239
Average Rating:  78/100 (967 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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43.

The Glow Pt. 2United States The Microphones
Year of Release:2001Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 2001:7Rank Score:11,668
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  84/100 (555 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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44.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:518 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,503
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:245
Average Rating:  78/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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45.

Back To BlackUnited Kingdom Amy Winehouse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:598 charts
Rank in 2006:4Rank Score:11,440
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  79/100 (822 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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46.

Oracular SpectacularUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2007Appears in:672 charts
Rank in 2007:7Rank Score:11,321
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:250
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,042 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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47.

VespertineIceland Björk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:562 charts
Rank in 2001:8Rank Score:11,037
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (730 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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48.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:489 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:11,007
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  82/100 (715 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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49.

ToxicityUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2001Appears in:508 charts
Rank in 2001:9Rank Score:10,873
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:259
Average Rating:  77/100 (820 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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50.

Sea ChangeUnited States Beck
Year of Release:2002Appears in:557 charts
Rank in 2002:6Rank Score:10,541
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:266
Average Rating:  80/100 (802 votes)
Comments: 46 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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