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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.
20002,607397,734 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,659349,995
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,741355,675 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,085306,073 Elephant (68th)
by The White Stripes
20042,974361,236 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,256315,409 Illinois (56th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,347297,097 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,470436,604 In Rainbows (13th)
by Radiohead
20083,589248,928 Fleet Foxes (110th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,714258,908 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,4423,327,659

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.

TouristFrance St. Germain
Year of Release:2000Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2000:90Rank Score:395
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,261
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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992.

The Optimist LPUnited Kingdom Turin Brakes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2001:96Rank Score:395
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,265
Average Rating:  72/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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993.

Excuses For TravellersUnited Kingdom Mojave 3
Year of Release:2000Appears in:35 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:395
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,271
Average Rating:  75/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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994.

LooseCanada Nelly Furtado
Year of Release:2006Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 2006:99Rank Score:394
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,276
Average Rating:  70/100 (76 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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995.

Ghosts I-IVUnited States Nine Inch Nails
Year of Release:2008Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2008:99Rank Score:392
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,288
Average Rating:  68/100 (90 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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996.

The UsedUnited States The Used
Year of Release:2002Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2002:104Rank Score:391
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,300
Average Rating:  70/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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997.

Spiritual MachinesCanada Our Lady Peace
Year of Release:2000Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 2000:92Rank Score:390
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,306
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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998.

Down In AlbionUnited Kingdom Babyshambles
Year of Release:2005Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2005:102Rank Score:389
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,307
Average Rating:  71/100 (72 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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999.

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United States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:2004Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2004:89Rank Score:389
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,309
Average Rating:  76/100 (102 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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1000.

ContrabandUnited States Velvet Revolver
Year of Release:2004Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2004:90Rank Score:389
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,311
Average Rating:  68/100 (82 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 99 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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