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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 27,000 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.
20002,235351,039 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,317306,712
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,382317,661 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20032,648271,720 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,558318,789 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,779274,482 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,879264,970 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (42nd)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,958380,998 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,122221,940 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,196233,642 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total27,0742,941,954

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.

The RisingUnited States Bruce Springsteen
Year of Release:2002Appears in:152 charts
Rank in 2002:18Rank Score:2,601
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:804
Average Rating:  74/100 (309 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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162.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,576
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:808
Average Rating:  78/100 (221 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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163.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2005:17Rank Score:2,564
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:812
Average Rating:  73/100 (277 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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164.

AerialUnited Kingdom Kate Bush
Year of Release:2005Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2005:18Rank Score:2,520
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:823
Average Rating:  77/100 (180 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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165.

PicaresqueUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2005Appears in:163 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,449
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:845
Average Rating:  78/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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166.

MichiganUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:220 charts
Rank in 2003:17Rank Score:2,423
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:853
Average Rating:  81/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 23 comments
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167.

Our Love To AdmireUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2007Appears in:132 charts
Rank in 2007:22Rank Score:2,400
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:857
Average Rating:  74/100 (261 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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168.

808s And HeartbreakUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2008Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 2008:11Rank Score:2,388
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:861
Average Rating:  73/100 (440 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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169.

FallenUnited States Evanescence
Year of Release:2003Appears in:124 charts
Rank in 2003:18Rank Score:2,358
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:869
Average Rating:  64/100 (235 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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170.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:154 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,354
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:871
Average Rating:  74/100 (262 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 103 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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