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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 30,000 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.
20002,400372,286 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,470327,012
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,517336,004 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (44th)
by Wilco
20032,831287,222 Elephant (66th)
by The White Stripes
20042,740338,228 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,982291,729 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,068278,274 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,179405,677 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,345233,991 Fleet Foxes (107th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,426247,238 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total28,9583,117,662

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Wilco, Animal Collective and Sufjan Stevens.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,374 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:109,738
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,076 votes)
Comments: 439 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,159 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:98,536
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,663 votes)
Comments: 310 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,008 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:89,164
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,653 votes)
Comments: 296 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,707 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:61,391
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,110 votes)
Comments: 216 comments
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5.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,177 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:38,451
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,374 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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6.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:1,122 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:38,141
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,652 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:34,981
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,263 votes)
Comments: 117 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,133 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:30,113
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:66
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,599 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:987 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:27,808
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:76
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,634 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:851 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:24,326
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:88
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,068 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 107 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 99 10%
2007 111 11%
2008 97 10%
2009 105 11%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 572 57%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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