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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.
20002,637399,776 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,693351,418
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,764357,955 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,123308,396 Elephant (68th)
by The White Stripes
20043,005364,251 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,281317,685 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,385299,781 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,515439,039 In Rainbows (13th)
by Radiohead
20083,622249,816 Fleet Foxes (110th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,753261,131 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,7783,349,248

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
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,602 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:118,418
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,451 votes)
Comments: 476 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,366 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:103,906
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,923 votes)
Comments: 340 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,249 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:98,963
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:13
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,981 votes)
Comments: 324 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,875 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:65,984
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,340 votes)
Comments: 232 comments
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5.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:1,257 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:41,508
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,836 votes)
Comments: 165 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,298 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:40,906
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,525 votes)
Comments: 143 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,234 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:37,325
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,427 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,230 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,752
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:68
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,765 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,065 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:28,952
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:78
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,773 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:978 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:27,694
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,211 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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