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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 36,000 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.
20002,675406,323 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,722356,570
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,799361,465 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,159311,761 Elephant (71st)
by The White Stripes
20043,038370,168 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,313322,443 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,427302,884 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,540446,100 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,675252,107 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,792264,266 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,1403,394,086

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.

Black Holes And RevelationsUnited Kingdom Muse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:637 charts
Rank in 2006:2Rank Score:15,872
Rank in 2000s31Overall Rank:168
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,210 votes)
Comments: 78 comments
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32.

ParachutesUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2000Appears in:778 charts
Rank in 2000:4Rank Score:15,869
Rank in 2000s32Overall Rank:169
Average Rating:  77/100 (1,387 votes)
Comments: 86 comments
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33.

The Marshall Mathers LPUnited States Eminem
Year of Release:2000Appears in:631 charts
Rank in 2000:5Rank Score:14,492
Rank in 2000s33Overall Rank:186
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,057 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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34.

The College DropoutUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2004Appears in:624 charts
Rank in 2004:5Rank Score:13,656
Rank in 2000s34Overall Rank:197
Average Rating:  82/100 (1,021 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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35.

YsUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2006Appears in:569 charts
Rank in 2006:3Rank Score:13,636
Rank in 2000s35Overall Rank:198
Average Rating:  82/100 (656 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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36.

Since I Left YouAustralia The Avalanches
Year of Release:2000Appears in:609 charts
Rank in 2000:6Rank Score:13,505
Rank in 2000s36Overall Rank:199
Average Rating:  82/100 (700 votes)
Comments: 54 comments
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37.

Vampire WeekendUnited States Vampire Weekend
Year of Release:2008Appears in:704 charts
Rank in 2008:2Rank Score:13,408
Rank in 2000s37Overall Rank:201
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,068 votes)
Comments: 63 comments
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38.

White Blood CellsUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:707 charts
Rank in 2001:6Rank Score:12,903
Rank in 2000s38Overall Rank:212
Average Rating:  81/100 (1,113 votes)
Comments: 59 comments
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39.

Favourite Worst NightmareUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2007Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 2007:6Rank Score:12,890
Rank in 2000s39Overall Rank:214
Average Rating:  80/100 (1,036 votes)
Comments: 50 comments
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40.

HospiceUnited States The Antlers
Year of Release:2009Appears in:521 charts
Rank in 2009:2Rank Score:12,863
Rank in 2000s40Overall Rank:215
Average Rating:  82/100 (683 votes)
Comments: 67 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 233 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
France 18 2%
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