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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
51.

VespertineIceland Björk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:511 charts
Rank in 2001:9Rank Score:9,892
Rank in 2000s51Overall Rank:276
Average Rating:  83/100 (677 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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52.

Late RegistrationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2005Appears in:535 charts
Rank in 2005:5Rank Score:9,871
Rank in 2000s52Overall Rank:277
Average Rating:  83/100 (844 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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53.

You Forgot It In PeopleCanada Broken Social Scene
Year of Release:2002Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 2002:7Rank Score:9,776
Rank in 2000s53Overall Rank:281
Average Rating:  83/100 (535 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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54.

Good News For People Who Love Bad NewsUnited States Modest Mouse
Year of Release:2004Appears in:505 charts
Rank in 2004:6Rank Score:9,711
Rank in 2000s54Overall Rank:283
Average Rating:  80/100 (752 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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55.

Franz FerdinandUnited Kingdom Franz Ferdinand
Year of Release:2004Appears in:607 charts
Rank in 2004:7Rank Score:9,577
Rank in 2000s55Overall Rank:287
Average Rating:  78/100 (949 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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56.

I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningUnited States Bright Eyes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:434 charts
Rank in 2005:6Rank Score:9,502
Rank in 2000s56Overall Rank:293
Average Rating:  78/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 31 comments
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57.

( )Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2002Appears in:501 charts
Rank in 2002:8Rank Score:9,173
Rank in 2000s57Overall Rank:305
Average Rating:  82/100 (673 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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58.

Chutes Too NarrowUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2003Appears in:453 charts
Rank in 2003:5Rank Score:9,046
Rank in 2000s58Overall Rank:309
Average Rating:  80/100 (625 votes)
Comments: 36 comments
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59.

By The WayUnited States Red Hot Chili Peppers
Year of Release:2002Appears in:432 charts
Rank in 2002:9Rank Score:8,808
Rank in 2000s59Overall Rank:316
Average Rating:  76/100 (836 votes)
Comments: 45 comments
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60.

The Devil And God Are Raging Inside MeUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2006Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 2006:5Rank Score:8,792
Rank in 2000s60Overall Rank:317
Average Rating:  80/100 (447 votes)
Comments: 33 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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