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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 29,000 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.
20002,339363,465 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,403318,139
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,476327,425 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (44th)
by Wilco
20032,775281,536 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,680329,547 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,911284,359 Illinois (56th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,008272,495 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,118393,730 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,265229,143 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,355241,213 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total28,3303,041,051

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
991.

Alright, StillUnited Kingdom Lily Allen
Year of Release:2006Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2006:97Rank Score:368
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,119
Average Rating:  75/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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992.

All Or NothingUnited Kingdom The Subways
Year of Release:2008Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2008:100Rank Score:367
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,121
Average Rating:  68/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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993.

Keep It TogetherUnited States Guster
Year of Release:2003Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2003:110Rank Score:367
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,123
Average Rating:  73/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

Stephen MalkmusUnited States Stephen Malkmus
Year of Release:2001Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2001:97Rank Score:366
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,127
Average Rating:  74/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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995.

New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)United States Erykah Badu
Year of Release:2008Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 2008:101Rank Score:366
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,132
Average Rating:  79/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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996.

TouristFrance St. Germain
Year of Release:2000Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2000:88Rank Score:365
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,135
Average Rating:  76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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997.

Perdition CityNorway Ulver
Year of Release:2000Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2000:89Rank Score:364
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,142
Average Rating:  75/100 (42 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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998.

The Tyranny Of DistanceUnited States Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
Year of Release:2001Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2001:98Rank Score:364
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,149
Average Rating:  76/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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999.

I'll Sleep When You're DeadUnited States El-P
Year of Release:2007Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2007:110Rank Score:363
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,153
Average Rating:  79/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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1000.

Real EstateUnited States Real Estate
Year of Release:2009Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2009:102Rank Score:363
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,155
Average Rating:  78/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 99 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 101 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 577 58%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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