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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.
20002,748410,505 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,810361,228
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by The Strokes
20022,885364,619 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,248313,737 Elephant (73rd)
by The White Stripes
20043,140373,109 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,387324,519 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,501305,519 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,591449,265 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,758255,796 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,853266,777 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,9213,425,074

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
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,691 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:122,346
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,556 votes)
Comments: 489 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,421 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:104,934
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (3,010 votes)
Comments: 347 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,327 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:102,361
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,077 votes)
Comments: 330 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,933 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:67,540
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,414 votes)
Comments: 236 comments
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5.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:1,299 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:42,162
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:46
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,899 votes)
Comments: 168 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,341 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:41,740
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:48
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,574 votes)
Comments: 149 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,277 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:38,420
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,492 votes)
Comments: 132 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,244 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,817
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:73
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,811 votes)
Comments: 108 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,089 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:29,237
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,829 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,005 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:28,043
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,265 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 0%
The Decemberists 5 0%
Radiohead 5 0%
Muse 5 0%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 0%
The White Stripes 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 232 23%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
Australia 21 2%
France 20 2%
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