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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 27,000 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.
20002,219348,643 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,306303,780
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,358314,899 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,629269,336 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,531315,006 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,744271,530 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,852262,578 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,920377,166 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,094219,520 Fleet Foxes (109th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,159231,322 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,8122,913,781

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
111.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,652
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:584
Average Rating:  73/100 (333 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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112.

De StijlUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2000Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,642
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:587
Average Rating:  79/100 (426 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,636
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:588
Average Rating:  78/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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114.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,606
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:592
Average Rating:  80/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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115.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,579
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:597
Average Rating:  77/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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116.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,557
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:602
Average Rating:  77/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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117.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2003:11Rank Score:3,536
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:603
Average Rating:  78/100 (183 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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118.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:196 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,509
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  81/100 (225 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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119.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2006:14Rank Score:3,490
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:605
Average Rating:  70/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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120.

Blackwater ParkSweden Opeth
Year of Release:2001Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2001:13Rank Score:3,483
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:608
Average Rating:  77/100 (238 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 95 10%
2007 110 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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