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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 37,000 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.
20002,736409,421 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,793359,036
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,872363,625 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,208313,063 Elephant (72nd)
by The White Stripes
20043,102372,253 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,372323,382 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,481304,128 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,588447,934 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,737253,956 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,845265,828 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,7343,412,626

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:583 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,740
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:217
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,237 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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42.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:584 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,667
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  79/100 (950 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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43.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:513 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,416
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  78/100 (695 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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44.

Back To BlackUnited Kingdom Amy Winehouse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:595 charts
Rank in 2006:4Rank Score:11,327
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  79/100 (801 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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45.

Oracular SpectacularUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2007Appears in:666 charts
Rank in 2007:7Rank Score:11,313
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:248
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,022 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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46.

The Glow Pt. 2United States The Microphones
Year of Release:2001Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 2001:7Rank Score:11,043
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:253
Average Rating:  83/100 (540 votes)
Comments: 44 comments
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47.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:480 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:10,790
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  82/100 (697 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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48.

ToxicityUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2001Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2001:8Rank Score:10,752
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  77/100 (802 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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49.

VespertineIceland Björk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:540 charts
Rank in 2001:9Rank Score:10,399
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:264
Average Rating:  83/100 (701 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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50.

Sea ChangeUnited States Beck
Year of Release:2002Appears in:552 charts
Rank in 2002:6Rank Score:10,382
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:265
Average Rating:  80/100 (786 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
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