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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.
20002,403372,746 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,479327,803
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,531336,837 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (43rd)
by Wilco
20032,840287,836 Elephant (65th)
by The White Stripes
20042,747338,881 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,987292,316 Illinois (56th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,079278,786 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,185406,657 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,354234,358 Fleet Foxes (107th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,429247,447 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total29,0343,123,665

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
111.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:234 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,872
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  77/100 (389 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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112.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:231 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,853
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:598
Average Rating:  73/100 (359 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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113.

The Crane WifeUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2006Appears in:260 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,805
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:600
Average Rating:  78/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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114.

OIreland Damien Rice
Year of Release:2002Appears in:200 charts
Rank in 2002:14Rank Score:3,801
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  77/100 (256 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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115.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:141 charts
Rank in 2003:11Rank Score:3,758
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:609
Average Rating:  78/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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116.

DeathconsciousnessUnited States Have A Nice Life
Year of Release:2008Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,704
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  80/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,679
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:619
Average Rating:  77/100 (394 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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118.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:265 charts
Rank in 2008:10Rank Score:3,671
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:622
Average Rating:  80/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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119.

Blackwater ParkSweden Opeth
Year of Release:2001Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 2001:13Rank Score:3,670
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:623
Average Rating:  77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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120.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2006:14Rank Score:3,661
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  72/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 107 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 111 11%
2008 98 10%
2009 104 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 574 57%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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