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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 37,000 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.
20002,748410,641 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,811361,175
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by The Strokes
20022,885364,628 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,250313,779 Elephant (73rd)
by The White Stripes
20043,140373,079 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,389324,496 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,501305,609 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,590449,341 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,760255,725 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,856266,745 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,9303,425,218

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
101.

Only By The NightUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2008Appears in:321 charts
Rank in 2008:7Rank Score:4,954
Rank in 2000s101Overall Rank:533
Average Rating:  72/100 (637 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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102.

GorillazUnited Kingdom Gorillaz
Year of Release:2001Appears in:359 charts
Rank in 2001:12Rank Score:4,872
Rank in 2000s102Overall Rank:542
Average Rating:  77/100 (651 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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103.

LungsUnited Kingdom Florence + The Machine
Year of Release:2009Appears in:282 charts
Rank in 2009:9Rank Score:4,847
Rank in 2000s103Overall Rank:545
Average Rating:  76/100 (518 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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104.

White PonyUnited States Deftones
Year of Release:2000Appears in:229 charts
Rank in 2000:12Rank Score:4,798
Rank in 2000s104Overall Rank:550
Average Rating:  80/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 24 comments
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105.

All That You Can't Leave BehindIreland U2
Year of Release:2000Appears in:324 charts
Rank in 2000:13Rank Score:4,711
Rank in 2000s105Overall Rank:556
Average Rating:  71/100 (799 votes)
Comments: 53 comments
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106.

The EraserUnited Kingdom Thom Yorke
Year of Release:2006Appears in:374 charts
Rank in 2006:11Rank Score:4,664
Rank in 2000s106Overall Rank:562
Average Rating:  77/100 (593 votes)
Comments: 42 comments
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107.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:223 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:4,605
Rank in 2000s107Overall Rank:570
Average Rating:  81/100 (270 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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108.

Silent ShoutSweden The Knife
Year of Release:2006Appears in:275 charts
Rank in 2006:12Rank Score:4,571
Rank in 2000s108Overall Rank:572
Average Rating:  80/100 (351 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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109.

HeartbreakerUnited States Ryan Adams
Year of Release:2000Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 2000:14Rank Score:4,438
Rank in 2000s109Overall Rank:582
Average Rating:  78/100 (330 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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110.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:279 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:4,428
Rank in 2000s110Overall Rank:583
Average Rating:  74/100 (402 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
Australia 21 2%
France 20 2%
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