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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
61.

Up The BracketUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2002Appears in:361 charts
Rank in 2002:10Rank Score:8,642
Rank in 2000s61Overall Rank:323
Average Rating:  78/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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62.

Stories From The City, Stories From The SeaUnited Kingdom PJ Harvey
Year of Release:2000Appears in:474 charts
Rank in 2000:7Rank Score:8,427
Rank in 2000s62Overall Rank:329
Average Rating:  81/100 (639 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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63.

TransatlanticismUnited States Death Cab For Cutie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:386 charts
Rank in 2003:6Rank Score:8,418
Rank in 2000s63Overall Rank:330
Average Rating:  78/100 (560 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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64.

Strawberry JamUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2007Appears in:397 charts
Rank in 2007:8Rank Score:8,380
Rank in 2000s64Overall Rank:331
Average Rating:  81/100 (608 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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65.

Person PitchUnited States Panda Bear
Year of Release:2007Appears in:384 charts
Rank in 2007:9Rank Score:8,325
Rank in 2000s65Overall Rank:336
Average Rating:  81/100 (512 votes)
Comments: 35 comments
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66.

VeckatimestUnited States Grizzly Bear
Year of Release:2009Appears in:481 charts
Rank in 2009:4Rank Score:8,170
Rank in 2000s66Overall Rank:339
Average Rating:  80/100 (657 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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67.

X&YUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2005Appears in:427 charts
Rank in 2005:7Rank Score:8,087
Rank in 2000s67Overall Rank:341
Average Rating:  71/100 (961 votes)
Comments: 61 comments
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68.

AlligatorUnited States The National
Year of Release:2005Appears in:390 charts
Rank in 2005:8Rank Score:7,994
Rank in 2000s68Overall Rank:348
Average Rating:  80/100 (575 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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69.

StankoniaUnited States OutKast
Year of Release:2000Appears in:467 charts
Rank in 2000:8Rank Score:7,763
Rank in 2000s69Overall Rank:355
Average Rating:  80/100 (670 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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70.

Give UpUnited States The Postal Service
Year of Release:2003Appears in:385 charts
Rank in 2003:7Rank Score:7,737
Rank in 2000s70Overall Rank:356
Average Rating:  78/100 (508 votes)
Comments: 21 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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