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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 28,000 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.
20002,287356,541 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,361310,732
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,433322,312 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,705275,514 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,612322,053 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,839278,445 Illinois (58th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,945266,724 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,026385,997 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,195224,654 Fleet Foxes (109th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,273236,377 Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)
by Animal Collective
Total27,6762,979,348

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.

DeadwingUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2005Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2005:11Rank Score:3,675
Rank in 2000s111Overall Rank:588
Average Rating:  80/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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112.

Deja EntenduUnited States Brand New
Year of Release:2003Appears in:131 charts
Rank in 2003:11Rank Score:3,674
Rank in 2000s112Overall Rank:589
Average Rating:  78/100 (190 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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113.

Hopes And FearsUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2004Appears in:214 charts
Rank in 2004:10Rank Score:3,659
Rank in 2000s113Overall Rank:593
Average Rating:  73/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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114.

DonutsUnited States J Dilla
Year of Release:2006Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2006:13Rank Score:3,652
Rank in 2000s114Overall Rank:595
Average Rating:  81/100 (232 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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115.


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Með Suð í Eyrum Við Spilum EndalaustIceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2008Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 2008:8Rank Score:3,650
Rank in 2000s115Overall Rank:596
Average Rating:  77/100 (378 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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116.

De StijlUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2000Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,601
Rank in 2000s116Overall Rank:604
Average Rating:  79/100 (434 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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117.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:135 charts
Rank in 2006:14Rank Score:3,578
Rank in 2000s117Overall Rank:606
Average Rating:  72/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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118.

Wincing The Night AwayUnited States The Shins
Year of Release:2007Appears in:216 charts
Rank in 2007:14Rank Score:3,572
Rank in 2000s118Overall Rank:610
Average Rating:  77/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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119.

GeogaddiUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:2002Appears in:209 charts
Rank in 2002:15Rank Score:3,556
Rank in 2000s119Overall Rank:615
Average Rating:  81/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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120.

Frances The MuteUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2005Appears in:167 charts
Rank in 2005:12Rank Score:3,515
Rank in 2000s120Overall Rank:618
Average Rating:  77/100 (310 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 101 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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