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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.
20002,745410,568 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,809360,981
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by The Strokes
20022,885364,620 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,244313,875 Elephant (73rd)
by The White Stripes
20043,139373,000 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,383324,343 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,501305,598 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,594449,425 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,757255,773 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,853266,770 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,9103,424,955

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
31.

ParachutesUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2000Appears in:782 charts
Rank in 2000:4Rank Score:15,977
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,416 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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32.

Black Holes And RevelationsUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:638 charts
Rank in 2006:2Rank Score:15,889
Rank in 2000s32Overall Rank:170
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,226 votes)
Comments: 79 comments
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33.

The Marshall Mathers LPUnited States Eminem
Year of Release:2000Appears in:639 charts
Rank in 2000:5Rank Score:14,639
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:185
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,078 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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34.

YsUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2006Appears in:579 charts
Rank in 2006:3Rank Score:13,886
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  82/100 (668 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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35.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:634 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:13,736
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:200
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,045 votes)
Comments: 70 comments
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36.

Since I Left YouAustralia The Avalanches
Year of Release:2000Appears in:625 charts
Rank in 2000:6Rank Score:13,668
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  82/100 (720 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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37.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:713 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,628
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:202
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,081 votes)
Comments: 65 comments
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38.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:530 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:13,013
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  82/100 (702 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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39.

White Blood CellsUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:720 charts
Rank in 2001:6Rank Score:12,907
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,139 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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40.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:586 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:12,857
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,245 votes)
Comments: 101 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 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%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
Australia 21 2%
France 20 2%
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