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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.
20002,734409,357 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,793359,101
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,870363,566 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,208313,088 Elephant (72nd)
by The White Stripes
20043,101372,441 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,369323,543 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,480304,473 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,587448,202 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,737254,109 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,844265,881 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,7233,413,759

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
321.

FuturesUnited States Jimmy Eat World
Year of Release:2004Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2004:31Rank Score:1,414
Rank in 2000s321Overall Rank:1,610
Average Rating:  71/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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322.

Lupe Fiasco's The CoolUnited States Lupe Fiasco
Year of Release:2007Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2007:37Rank Score:1,414
Rank in 2000s322Overall Rank:1,611
Average Rating:  76/100 (115 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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323.

You Are FreeUnited States Cat Power
Year of Release:2003Appears in:144 charts
Rank in 2003:38Rank Score:1,412
Rank in 2000s323Overall Rank:1,613
Average Rating:  80/100 (184 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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324.

Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost GhostsFrance M83
Year of Release:2003Appears in:128 charts
Rank in 2003:39Rank Score:1,384
Rank in 2000s324Overall Rank:1,633
Average Rating:  79/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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325.

Soviet KitschMixed Nationality Regina Spektor
Year of Release:2004Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2004:32Rank Score:1,382
Rank in 2000s325Overall Rank:1,638
Average Rating:  78/100 (130 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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326.

BackspacerUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:2009Appears in:116 charts
Rank in 2009:30Rank Score:1,377
Rank in 2000s326Overall Rank:1,639
Average Rating:  74/100 (290 votes)
Comments: 14 comments
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327.

It's A Wonderful LifeUnited States Sparklehorse
Year of Release:2001Appears in:133 charts
Rank in 2001:33Rank Score:1,376
Rank in 2000s327Overall Rank:1,640
Average Rating:  79/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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328.

DevotionUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2008Appears in:142 charts
Rank in 2008:23Rank Score:1,374
Rank in 2000s328Overall Rank:1,642
Average Rating:  78/100 (217 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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329.

Want OneMixed Nationality Rufus Wainwright
Year of Release:2003Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2003:40Rank Score:1,370
Rank in 2000s329Overall Rank:1,650
Average Rating:  77/100 (87 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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330.

Everything In TransitUnited States Jack's Mannequin
Year of Release:2005Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2005:40Rank Score:1,365
Rank in 2000s330Overall Rank:1,653
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
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