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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.
20002,239351,744 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,325306,960
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,388317,651 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,657272,335 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,562319,279 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,787274,766 Illinois (58th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,885265,060 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,968381,562 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,131222,309 Fleet Foxes (109th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,206233,577 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total27,1482,945,241

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
991.

The FutureheadsUnited Kingdom The Futureheads
Year of Release:2004Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2004:89Rank Score:353
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,129
Average Rating:  74/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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992.

VrioonMixed Nationality Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto
Year of Release:2002Appears in:7 charts
Rank in 2002:102Rank Score:353
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,132
Average Rating:  76/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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993.

Friendly FiresUnited Kingdom Friendly Fires
Year of Release:2008Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2008:103Rank Score:353
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,135
Average Rating:  73/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

Remedy LaneSweden Pain Of Salvation
Year of Release:2002Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2002:103Rank Score:352
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,141
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Diamonds On The InsideUnited States Ben Harper
Year of Release:2003Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2003:110Rank Score:352
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,144
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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996.

BritneyUnited States Britney Spears
Year of Release:2001Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2001:96Rank Score:351
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,150
Average Rating:  53/100 (63 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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997.

This Is The LifeUnited Kingdom Amy MacDonald
Year of Release:2007Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2007:108Rank Score:351
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,156
Average Rating:  72/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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998.

Busted StuffUnited States Dave Matthews Band
Year of Release:2002Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 2002:104Rank Score:350
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,166
Average Rating:  72/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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999.

ChallengersCanada The New Pornographers
Year of Release:2007Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2007:109Rank Score:349
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,169
Average Rating:  74/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Minimum-MaximumGermany Kraftwerk
Year of Release:2005Appears in:21 charts
Rank in 2005:101Rank Score:349
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,175
Average Rating:  78/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 575 58%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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