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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.
20002,286356,382 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,361310,432
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,431321,938 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,703275,410 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,610321,800 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,838278,381 Illinois (58th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,941266,639 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,018385,858 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,188224,622 Fleet Foxes (109th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,267236,179 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total27,6432,977,641

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
121.

Figure 8United States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:2000Appears in:205 charts
Rank in 2000:16Rank Score:3,506
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:619
Average Rating:  80/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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122.

MicrocastleUnited States Deerhunter
Year of Release:2008Appears in:246 charts
Rank in 2008:9Rank Score:3,506
Rank in 2000s122Overall Rank:620
Average Rating:  81/100 (315 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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123.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,462
Rank in 2000s123Overall Rank:625
Average Rating:  75/100 (325 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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124.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,442
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  74/100 (393 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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125.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:3,431
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:629
Average Rating:  75/100 (354 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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126.

Blackwater ParkSweden Opeth
Year of Release:2001Appears in:160 charts
Rank in 2001:13Rank Score:3,416
Rank in 2000s126Overall Rank:632
Average Rating:  77/100 (245 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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127.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,384
Rank in 2000s127Overall Rank:638
Average Rating:  75/100 (345 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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128.

KalaUnited Kingdom M.I.A. (UK)
Year of Release:2007Appears in:232 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:3,352
Rank in 2000s128Overall Rank:645
Average Rating:  76/100 (338 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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129.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2004:13Rank Score:3,317
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:648
Average Rating:  80/100 (339 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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130.

ZUnited States My Morning Jacket
Year of Release:2005Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2005:14Rank Score:3,312
Rank in 2000s130Overall Rank:649
Average Rating:  78/100 (308 votes)
Comments: 13 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%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 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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