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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 36,000 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.
20002,675406,323 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,722356,570
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,799361,465 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,159311,761 Elephant (71st)
by The White Stripes
20043,038370,168 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,313322,443 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,427302,884 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,540446,100 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,675252,107 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,792264,266 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,1403,394,086

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
171.

The '59 SoundUnited States The Gaslight Anthem
Year of Release:2008Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2008:13Rank Score:2,698
Rank in 2000s171Overall Rank:902
Average Rating:  76/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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172.

Mm.. FoodUnited Kingdom MF DOOM
Year of Release:2004Appears in:151 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:2,681
Rank in 2000s172Overall Rank:908
Average Rating:  80/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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173.

WolfmotherAustralia Wolfmother
Year of Release:2005Appears in:185 charts
Rank in 2005:19Rank Score:2,652
Rank in 2000s173Overall Rank:921
Average Rating:  73/100 (321 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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174.

Our Endless Numbered DaysUnited States Iron And Wine
Year of Release:2004Appears in:212 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:2,649
Rank in 2000s174Overall Rank:924
Average Rating:  77/100 (263 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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175.

MeteoraUnited States Linkin Park
Year of Release:2003Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2003:19Rank Score:2,642
Rank in 2000s175Overall Rank:926
Average Rating:  65/100 (372 votes)
Comments: 25 comments
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176.

DopethroneUnited Kingdom Electric Wizard
Year of Release:2000Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2000:20Rank Score:2,610
Rank in 2000s176Overall Rank:935
Average Rating:  81/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 20 comments
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177.

Fever RaySweden Fever Ray
Year of Release:2009Appears in:197 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:2,552
Rank in 2000s177Overall Rank:957
Average Rating:  78/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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178.

LCD SoundsystemUnited States LCD Soundsystem
Year of Release:2005Appears in:250 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:2,549
Rank in 2000s178Overall Rank:959
Average Rating:  79/100 (379 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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179.

Man On The Moon: The End Of DayUnited States KiD CuDi
Year of Release:2009Appears in:126 charts
Rank in 2009:16Rank Score:2,529
Rank in 2000s179Overall Rank:963
Average Rating:  75/100 (207 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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180.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:181 charts
Rank in 2009:17Rank Score:2,492
Rank in 2000s180Overall Rank:973
Average Rating:  74/100 (304 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 18 2%
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