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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 37,000 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.
20002,734409,357 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,793359,101
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,870363,566 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,208313,088 Elephant (72nd)
by The White Stripes
20043,101372,441 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,369323,543 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,480304,473 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,587448,202 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,737254,109 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,844265,881 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,7233,413,759

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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171.

Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?Canada The Unicorns
Year of Release:2003Appears in:172 charts
Rank in 2003:19Rank Score:2,720
Rank in 2000s171Overall Rank:900
Average Rating:  80/100 (227 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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172.

Consolers Of The LonelyUnited States The Raconteurs
Year of Release:2008Appears in:184 charts
Rank in 2008:12Rank Score:2,682
Rank in 2000s172Overall Rank:916
Average Rating:  75/100 (295 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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173.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:189 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,682
Rank in 2000s173Overall Rank:917
Average Rating:  73/100 (323 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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174.

The '59 SoundUnited States The Gaslight Anthem
Year of Release:2008Appears in:130 charts
Rank in 2008:13Rank Score:2,661
Rank in 2000s174Overall Rank:928
Average Rating:  76/100 (172 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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175.

LCD SoundsystemUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2005Appears in:255 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,645
Rank in 2000s175Overall Rank:936
Average Rating:  79/100 (390 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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176.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:213 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,644
Rank in 2000s176Overall Rank:937
Average Rating:  77/100 (265 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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177.

DopethroneUnited Kingdom Electric Wizard
Year of Release:2000Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2000:20Rank Score:2,599
Rank in 2000s177Overall Rank:949
Average Rating:  80/100 (203 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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178.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:201 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,554
Rank in 2000s178Overall Rank:967
Average Rating:  78/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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179.

Man On The Moon: The End Of DayUnited States KiD CuDi
Year of Release:2009Appears in:129 charts
Rank in 2009:16Rank Score:2,512
Rank in 2000s179Overall Rank:982
Average Rating:  75/100 (210 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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180.

GoldUnited States Ryan Adams
Year of Release:2001Appears in:188 charts
Rank in 2001:16Rank Score:2,506
Rank in 2000s180Overall Rank:984
Average Rating:  75/100 (280 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
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