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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 35,000 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.
20002,618399,120 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,672350,822
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,749356,305 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,105307,668 Elephant (68th)
by The White Stripes
20042,988362,982 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,269316,563 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,366298,323 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,501437,651 In Rainbows (13th)
by Radiohead
20083,607249,464 Fleet Foxes (110th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,727259,794 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,6023,338,692

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.

Move AlongUnited States The All-American Rejects
Year of Release:2005Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2005:100Rank Score:397
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,253
Average Rating:  64/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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992.

Didn't It RainUnited States Songs: Ohia
Year of Release:2002Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2002:103Rank Score:397
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,255
Average Rating:  79/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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993.

Baby 81United States Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Year of Release:2007Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2007:108Rank Score:396
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,266
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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994.

The Optimist LPUnited Kingdom Turin Brakes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2001:96Rank Score:395
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,271
Average Rating:  72/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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995.

RealityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:80 charts
Rank in 2003:109Rank Score:394
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,279
Average Rating:  73/100 (168 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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996.

Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?Canada Metric
Year of Release:2003Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2003:110Rank Score:394
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,281
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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997.

Excuses For TravellersUnited Kingdom Mojave 3
Year of Release:2000Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:394
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,284
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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998.

Ghosts I-IVUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:2008Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2008:99Rank Score:392
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,296
Average Rating:  68/100 (92 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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999.

No More Stories / Are Told Today / I'm Sorry / They Washed Away / No More Stories / The World Is Grey / I'm Tired / Let's Wash AwayDenmark Mew
Year of Release:2009Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2009:103Rank Score:391
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,305
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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1000.

The UsedUnited States The Used
Year of Release:2002Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2002:104Rank Score:391
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,309
Average Rating:  70/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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