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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.
20002,401372,496 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,474327,296
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,521336,297 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (44th)
by Wilco
20032,833287,347 Elephant (66th)
by The White Stripes
20042,743338,579 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,983291,977 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,070278,267 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,183405,867 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,347234,018 Fleet Foxes (107th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,428247,172 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total28,9833,119,317

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
121.

ContinuumUnited States John Mayer
Year of Release:2006Appears in:146 charts
Rank in 2006:14Rank Score:3,647
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  72/100 (242 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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122.

De StijlUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2000Appears in:236 charts
Rank in 2000:15Rank Score:3,615
Rank in 2000s122Overall Rank:632
Average Rating:  79/100 (451 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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123.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:180 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:3,598
Rank in 2000s123Overall Rank:635
Average Rating:  75/100 (370 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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124.

Figure 8United States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:2000Appears in:221 charts
Rank in 2000:16Rank Score:3,582
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:639
Average Rating:  80/100 (319 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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125.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,559
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:642
Average Rating:  75/100 (335 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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126.

A Ghost Is BornUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2004Appears in:218 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,541
Rank in 2000s126Overall Rank:644
Average Rating:  81/100 (347 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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127.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,516
Rank in 2000s127Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  75/100 (353 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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128.

KalaUnited Kingdom M.I.A. (UK)
Year of Release:2007Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:3,499
Rank in 2000s128Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  76/100 (355 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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129.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:183 charts
Rank in 2004:13Rank Score:3,477
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:656
Average Rating:  74/100 (407 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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130.

GeogaddiUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:2002Appears in:215 charts
Rank in 2002:15Rank Score:3,421
Rank in 2000s130Overall Rank:664
Average Rating:  81/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 107 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 99 10%
2007 111 11%
2008 97 10%
2009 105 11%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 572 57%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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