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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
51.

Room On FireUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 2003:4Rank Score:10,084
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:275
Average Rating:  79/100 (916 votes)
Comments: 55 comments
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52.

You Forgot It In PeopleCanada Broken Social Scene
Year of Release:2002Appears in:487 charts
Rank in 2002:7Rank Score:9,968
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:278
Average Rating:  83/100 (554 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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53.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:548 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,908
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  83/100 (865 votes)
Comments: 57 comments
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54.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:9,885
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:286
Average Rating:  80/100 (779 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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55.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:618 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:9,556
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  78/100 (971 votes)
Comments: 51 comments
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56.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:439 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,493
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:297
Average Rating:  78/100 (601 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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57.

( )Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2002Appears in:510 charts
Rank in 2002:8Rank Score:9,306
Rank in 2000s57Overall Rank:302
Average Rating:  82/100 (689 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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58.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside MeUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2006Appears in:340 charts
Rank in 2006:5Rank Score:9,000
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:315
Average Rating:  80/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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59.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:461 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:8,896
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:318
Average Rating:  80/100 (641 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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60.

By The WayUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2002Appears in:437 charts
Rank in 2002:9Rank Score:8,814
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  76/100 (857 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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