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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 31,000 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.
20002,445378,052 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,519332,050
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,578339,009 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (45th)
by Wilco
20032,908290,600 Elephant (65th)
by The White Stripes
20042,812342,411 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,060297,100 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,150281,595 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,244411,915 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,406235,946 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,499250,391 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total29,6213,159,071

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
161.

Get Behind Me SatanUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2005Appears in:237 charts
Rank in 2005:16Rank Score:2,756
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:827
Average Rating:  76/100 (478 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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162.

Icky ThumpUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2007Appears in:244 charts
Rank in 2007:21Rank Score:2,714
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:834
Average Rating:  77/100 (490 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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163.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:179 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,713
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:835
Average Rating:  72/100 (301 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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164.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,661
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:850
Average Rating:  76/100 (209 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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165.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:145 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,657
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:851
Average Rating:  74/100 (291 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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166.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,649
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:856
Average Rating:  77/100 (244 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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167.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:177 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,635
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:859
Average Rating:  78/100 (205 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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168.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:248 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,618
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:865
Average Rating:  81/100 (324 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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169.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:176 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,530
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:884
Average Rating:  74/100 (286 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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170.

Deltron 3030Mixed Nationality Deltron 3030
Year of Release:2000Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 2000:19Rank Score:2,479
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:898
Average Rating:  78/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 108 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 95 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 98 10%
2009 105 11%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 574 57%
United Kingdom 224 22%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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