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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
981.

Define The Great LineUnited States Underoath
Year of Release:2006Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2006:102Rank Score:413
Rank in 2000s981Overall Rank:4,282
Average Rating:  73/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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982.

Whatever You Love, You AreAustralia Dirty Three
Year of Release:2000Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 2000:88Rank Score:412
Rank in 2000s982Overall Rank:4,290
Average Rating:  76/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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983.

A Book Like ThisAustralia Angus & Julia Stone
Year of Release:2007Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2007:104Rank Score:411
Rank in 2000s983Overall Rank:4,295
Average Rating:  74/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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984.

The WhirlwindUnited States Transatlantic
Year of Release:2009Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2009:101Rank Score:411
Rank in 2000s984Overall Rank:4,296
Average Rating:  76/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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985.

IndestructibleUnited States Disturbed
Year of Release:2008Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2008:97Rank Score:410
Rank in 2000s985Overall Rank:4,304
Average Rating:  64/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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986.

We Are Beautiful, We Are DoomedUnited Kingdom Los Campesinos!
Year of Release:2008Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2008:98Rank Score:409
Rank in 2000s986Overall Rank:4,315
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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987.

Grow Up And Blow AwayCanada Metric
Year of Release:2007Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2007:105Rank Score:409
Rank in 2000s987Overall Rank:4,316
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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988.

Our Earthly PleasuresUnited Kingdom Maxïmo Park
Year of Release:2007Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2007:106Rank Score:408
Rank in 2000s988Overall Rank:4,323
Average Rating:  73/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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989.

Train Of ThoughtUnited States Reflection Eternal
Year of Release:2000Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2000:89Rank Score:407
Rank in 2000s989Overall Rank:4,328
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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990.

BlackoutUnited States Dropkick Murphys
Year of Release:2003Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2003:110Rank Score:406
Rank in 2000s990Overall Rank:4,343
Average Rating:  71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 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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