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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 28,000 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.
20002,313359,541 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,384315,013
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,454325,051 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,740278,999 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,641326,227 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,877281,333 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,977270,084 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (43rd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,062390,290 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,227226,621 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,312239,321 Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)
by Animal Collective
Total27,9873,012,480

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.

Bleed AmericanUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2001Appears in:147 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:2,643
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:806
Average Rating:  73/100 (211 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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162.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:230 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,614
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:815
Average Rating:  81/100 (306 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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163.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:192 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,567
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  78/100 (226 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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164.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,561
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:827
Average Rating:  74/100 (272 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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165.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2000:18Rank Score:2,552
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:832
Average Rating:  78/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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166.

808s And HeartbreakUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2008Appears in:173 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,501
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:847
Average Rating:  74/100 (461 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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167.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,485
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:850
Average Rating:  76/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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168.

Deltron 3030Mixed Nationality Deltron 3030
Year of Release:2000Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2000:19Rank Score:2,467
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:852
Average Rating:  78/100 (142 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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169.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:165 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,450
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:858
Average Rating:  78/100 (195 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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170.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,441
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:864
Average Rating:  74/100 (269 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 98 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 575 58%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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