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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 30,000 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.
20002,402372,527 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,474327,322
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,521336,385 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (44th)
by Wilco
20032,835287,611 Elephant (66th)
by The White Stripes
20042,745338,794 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20052,984292,209 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,073278,387 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,183406,061 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,347234,146 Fleet Foxes (107th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,428247,204 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total28,9923,120,646

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Wilco, Animal Collective and Sufjan Stevens.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,377 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:109,816
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,080 votes)
Comments: 439 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,162 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:98,591
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,664 votes)
Comments: 311 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,010 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:89,269
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:14
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (2,655 votes)
Comments: 297 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,710 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:61,479
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (2,111 votes)
Comments: 218 comments
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5.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,178 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:38,452
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:44
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,374 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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6.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:1,126 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:38,177
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,654 votes)
Comments: 155 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,131 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:35,027
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:57
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,264 votes)
Comments: 118 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,136 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:30,125
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:66
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,599 votes)
Comments: 94 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:988 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:27,849
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:75
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,635 votes)
Comments: 134 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:853 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:24,354
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:89
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,068 votes)
Comments: 84 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 89 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 107 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 99 10%
2007 111 11%
2008 97 10%
2009 105 11%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 572 57%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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