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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.
20002,220348,714 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,306304,122
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,359315,331 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,631269,735 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,534315,280 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,757272,075 Illinois (59th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,857263,062 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,924377,821 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,099220,244 Fleet Foxes (110th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,166231,423 Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)
by Animal Collective
Total26,8532,917,806

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.

Blackwater ParkSweden Opeth
Year of Release:2001Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2001:13Rank Score:3,478
Rank in 2000s121Overall Rank:610
Average Rating:  77/100 (237 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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122.

Figure 8United States Elliott Smith
Year of Release:2000Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2000:16Rank Score:3,402
Rank in 2000s122Overall Rank:623
Average Rating:  80/100 (294 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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123.

KalaUnited Kingdom M.I.A. (UK)
Year of Release:2007Appears in:228 charts
Rank in 2007:15Rank Score:3,390
Rank in 2000s123Overall Rank:624
Average Rating:  76/100 (328 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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124.

West Ryder Pauper Lunatic AsylumUnited Kingdom Kasabian
Year of Release:2009Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2009:10Rank Score:3,388
Rank in 2000s124Overall Rank:626
Average Rating:  75/100 (316 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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125.

MezmerizeUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2005Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 2005:13Rank Score:3,378
Rank in 2000s125Overall Rank:627
Average Rating:  75/100 (341 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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126.

Aha Shake HeartbreakUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2004Appears in:168 charts
Rank in 2004:11Rank Score:3,354
Rank in 2000s126Overall Rank:635
Average Rating:  74/100 (380 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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127.

The LibertinesUnited Kingdom The Libertines
Year of Release:2004Appears in:174 charts
Rank in 2004:12Rank Score:3,351
Rank in 2000s127Overall Rank:636
Average Rating:  76/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 17 comments
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128.

GeogaddiUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:2002Appears in:198 charts
Rank in 2002:15Rank Score:3,239
Rank in 2000s128Overall Rank:647
Average Rating:  81/100 (251 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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129.

The Milk-Eyed MenderUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2004Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 2004:13Rank Score:3,222
Rank in 2000s129Overall Rank:650
Average Rating:  80/100 (234 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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130.

First Impressions Of EarthUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2006Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2006:15Rank Score:3,183
Rank in 2000s130Overall Rank:661
Average Rating:  72/100 (421 votes)
Comments: 28 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%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 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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