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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 33,000 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.
20002,539386,620 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,603339,732
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,672347,278 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,007297,031 Elephant (68th)
by The White Stripes
20042,907352,429 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,171305,253 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,258289,483 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,361422,213 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,490242,086 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,616255,024 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total30,6243,237,150

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.

Prospekt's MarchUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2008:98Rank Score:385
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,251
Average Rating:  69/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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992.

Beach HouseUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2006Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 2006:98Rank Score:385
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,253
Average Rating:  75/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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993.

Greatest Hits
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United States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:2004Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2004:90Rank Score:385
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,254
Average Rating:  76/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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994.

The Body, The Blood, The MachineUnited States The Thermals
Year of Release:2006Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2006:99Rank Score:384
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,259
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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995.

FireUnited States Electric Six
Year of Release:2003Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2003:108Rank Score:383
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,265
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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996.

Holy Wood (In The Shadow Of The Valley Of Death)United States Marilyn Manson
Year of Release:2000Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:383
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,267
Average Rating:  67/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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997.

We Are Beautiful, We Are DoomedUnited Kingdom Los Campesinos!
Year of Release:2008Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2008:99Rank Score:383
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,270
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

In Our Bedroom After The WarCanada Stars
Year of Release:2007Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 2007:106Rank Score:383
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,272
Average Rating:  74/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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999.

American Beauty: Original Motion Picture ScoreUnited States Thomas Newman
Year of Release:2000Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2000:92Rank Score:382
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,275
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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1000.

Lovetune For VacuumAustria Soap&Skin
Year of Release:2009Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2009:103Rank Score:380
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,286
Average Rating:  75/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 108 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 99 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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