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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 38,000 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.
20002,851416,556 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,905368,308
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by The Strokes
20022,970371,104 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20033,324320,444 Elephant (75th)
by The White Stripes
20043,234380,370 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,466330,911 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,618309,711 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,664457,289 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,843259,907 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,939269,536 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,8143,484,136

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
201.

The MeadowlandsUnited States The Wrens
Year of Release:2003Appears in:153 charts
Rank in 2003:23Rank Score:2,283
Rank in 2000s201Overall Rank:1,101
Average Rating:  80/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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202.

Felt MountainUnited Kingdom Goldfrapp
Year of Release:2000Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2000:22Rank Score:2,279
Rank in 2000s202Overall Rank:1,104
Average Rating:  77/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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203.

The Life PursuitUnited Kingdom Belle And Sebastian
Year of Release:2006Appears in:204 charts
Rank in 2006:18Rank Score:2,278
Rank in 2000s203Overall Rank:1,105
Average Rating:  78/100 (259 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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204.

The Hazards Of LoveUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2009Appears in:143 charts
Rank in 2009:19Rank Score:2,270
Rank in 2000s204Overall Rank:1,107
Average Rating:  75/100 (219 votes)
Comments: 16 comments
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205.

The MantleUnited States Agalloch
Year of Release:2002Appears in:137 charts
Rank in 2002:20Rank Score:2,261
Rank in 2000s205Overall Rank:1,109
Average Rating:  78/100 (171 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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206.

The Age Of The UnderstatementUnited Kingdom The Last Shadow Puppets
Year of Release:2008Appears in:164 charts
Rank in 2008:15Rank Score:2,256
Rank in 2000s206Overall Rank:1,113
Average Rating:  76/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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207.

Rubber FactoryUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2004Appears in:178 charts
Rank in 2004:23Rank Score:2,252
Rank in 2000s207Overall Rank:1,117
Average Rating:  78/100 (327 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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208.

The Sunset TreeUnited States The Mountain Goats
Year of Release:2005Appears in:150 charts
Rank in 2005:25Rank Score:2,247
Rank in 2000s208Overall Rank:1,119
Average Rating:  80/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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209.

A Weekend In The CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2007:26Rank Score:2,243
Rank in 2000s209Overall Rank:1,123
Average Rating:  72/100 (243 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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210.

XTRMNTRUnited Kingdom Primal Scream
Year of Release:2000Appears in:170 charts
Rank in 2000:23Rank Score:2,233
Rank in 2000s210Overall Rank:1,128
Average Rating:  76/100 (258 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 102 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
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