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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 38,000 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.
20002,832414,845 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,880366,890
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by The Strokes
20022,950369,058 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,307318,212 Elephant (75th)
by The White Stripes
20043,208378,567 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,444329,340 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,597308,433 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,648456,055 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,820258,227 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,922268,495 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,6083,468,120

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
371.

PuzzleUnited Kingdom Biffy Clyro
Year of Release:2007Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2007:43Rank Score:1,225
Rank in 2000s371Overall Rank:1,842
Average Rating:  72/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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372.

Attack & ReleaseUnited States The Black Keys
Year of Release:2008Appears in:156 charts
Rank in 2008:28Rank Score:1,224
Rank in 2000s372Overall Rank:1,843
Average Rating:  75/100 (340 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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373.

St. ElsewhereUnited States Gnarls Barkley
Year of Release:2006Appears in:161 charts
Rank in 2006:35Rank Score:1,223
Rank in 2000s373Overall Rank:1,846
Average Rating:  74/100 (239 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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374.

HeathenUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2002Appears in:155 charts
Rank in 2002:35Rank Score:1,218
Rank in 2000s374Overall Rank:1,852
Average Rating:  75/100 (285 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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375.

Under The Iron SeaUnited Kingdom Keane
Year of Release:2006Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2006:36Rank Score:1,217
Rank in 2000s375Overall Rank:1,853
Average Rating:  70/100 (181 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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376.

He Has Left Us Alone But Shafts Of Light Sometimes Grace The Corner Of Our Rooms...Canada A Silver Mt. Zion
Year of Release:2000Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2000:41Rank Score:1,215
Rank in 2000s376Overall Rank:1,858
Average Rating:  77/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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377.

Castaways And CutoutsUnited States The Decemberists
Year of Release:2002Appears in:94 charts
Rank in 2002:36Rank Score:1,213
Rank in 2000s377Overall Rank:1,861
Average Rating:  78/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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378.

The Campfire HeadphaseUnited Kingdom Boards Of Canada
Year of Release:2005Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2005:47Rank Score:1,211
Rank in 2000s378Overall Rank:1,862
Average Rating:  79/100 (152 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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379.

Thunder, Lightning, StrikeUnited Kingdom The Go! Team
Year of Release:2004Appears in:104 charts
Rank in 2004:34Rank Score:1,209
Rank in 2000s379Overall Rank:1,865
Average Rating:  78/100 (137 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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380.

Infinity On HighUnited States Fall Out Boy
Year of Release:2007Appears in:70 charts
Rank in 2007:44Rank Score:1,209
Rank in 2000s380Overall Rank:1,867
Average Rating:  65/100 (176 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 102 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 102 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
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