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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
151.

Think TankUnited Kingdom Blur
Year of Release:2003Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2003:13Rank Score:2,905
Rank in 2000s151Overall Rank:771
Average Rating:  75/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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152.

It's Blitz!United States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2009Appears in:202 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:2,877
Rank in 2000s152Overall Rank:780
Average Rating:  78/100 (368 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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153.

The RisingUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2002Appears in:175 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:2,822
Rank in 2000s153Overall Rank:790
Average Rating:  74/100 (343 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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154.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 2003:14Rank Score:2,803
Rank in 2000s154Overall Rank:795
Average Rating:  77/100 (320 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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155.

Blink-182United States Blink-182
Year of Release:2003Appears in:114 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:2,794
Rank in 2000s155Overall Rank:797
Average Rating:  68/100 (253 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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156.

CrossFrance Justice
Year of Release:2007Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2007:20Rank Score:2,791
Rank in 2000s156Overall Rank:798
Average Rating:  77/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 19 comments
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157.

Youth & Young ManhoodUnited States Kings Of Leon
Year of Release:2003Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2003:16Rank Score:2,760
Rank in 2000s157Overall Rank:806
Average Rating:  74/100 (342 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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158.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,740
Rank in 2000s158Overall Rank:814
Average Rating:  73/100 (296 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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159.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:171 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,722
Rank in 2000s159Overall Rank:822
Average Rating:  78/100 (224 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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160.

808s And HeartbreakUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2008Appears in:194 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,711
Rank in 2000s160Overall Rank:825
Average Rating:  74/100 (501 votes)
Comments: 43 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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