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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 28,000 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.
20002,285356,099 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,361310,171
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,431321,762 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20032,703275,251 Elephant (62nd)
by The White Stripes
20042,609321,501 Funeral (10th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,839277,908 Illinois (58th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20062,941266,292 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,018385,445 In Rainbows (15th)
by Radiohead
20083,189224,581 Fleet Foxes (109th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,267236,068 Merriweather Post Pavilion (96th)
by Animal Collective
Total27,6432,975,079

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:2,274 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:105,591
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,915 votes)
Comments: 425 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,043 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:93,789
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:10
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,500 votes)
Comments: 294 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:1,888 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:83,729
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:15
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,509 votes)
Comments: 282 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,612 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:58,458
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,989 votes)
Comments: 209 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:1,070 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:36,800
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,575 votes)
Comments: 151 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,112 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:36,626
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,301 votes)
Comments: 129 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,056 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:32,599
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,188 votes)
Comments: 114 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,093 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:29,689
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:62
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,530 votes)
Comments: 88 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:939 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:26,784
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,557 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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10.

Yoshimi Battles The Pink RobotsUnited States The Flaming Lips
Year of Release:2002Appears in:888 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:23,881
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:88
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,142 votes)
Comments: 82 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 98 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 101 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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