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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.
20002,814413,955 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,867366,402
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by The Strokes
20022,937368,787 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,301317,111 Elephant (74th)
by The White Stripes
20043,195377,662 Funeral (8th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,427328,683 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,576308,053 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,636455,089 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,807257,514 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,909268,242 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,4693,461,499

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
401.

Midnight BoomMixed Nationality The Kills
Year of Release:2008Appears in:66 charts
Rank in 2008:33Rank Score:1,127
Rank in 2000s401Overall Rank:1,964
Average Rating:  76/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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402.

Marry MeUnited States St. Vincent
Year of Release:2007Appears in:92 charts
Rank in 2007:49Rank Score:1,126
Rank in 2000s402Overall Rank:1,966
Average Rating:  78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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403.

Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964
Compilation
United States Sam Cooke
Year of Release:2003Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2003:48Rank Score:1,125
Rank in 2000s403Overall Rank:1,968
Average Rating:  81/100 (119 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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404.

FeverAustralia Kylie Minogue
Year of Release:2001Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2001:38Rank Score:1,125
Rank in 2000s404Overall Rank:1,969
Average Rating:  70/100 (116 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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405.

Mean Everything To NothingUnited States Manchester Orchestra
Year of Release:2009Appears in:57 charts
Rank in 2009:37Rank Score:1,123
Rank in 2000s405Overall Rank:1,974
Average Rating:  75/100 (85 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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406.

Things We Lost In The FireUnited States Low
Year of Release:2001Appears in:121 charts
Rank in 2001:39Rank Score:1,122
Rank in 2000s406Overall Rank:1,976
Average Rating:  79/100 (117 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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407.

Los AngelesUnited States Flying Lotus
Year of Release:2008Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2008:34Rank Score:1,122
Rank in 2000s407Overall Rank:1,977
Average Rating:  78/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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408.

GlasvegasUnited Kingdom Glasvegas
Year of Release:2008Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2008:35Rank Score:1,122
Rank in 2000s408Overall Rank:1,978
Average Rating:  72/100 (129 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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409.

The InformationUnited States Beck
Year of Release:2006Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2006:40Rank Score:1,121
Rank in 2000s409Overall Rank:1,979
Average Rating:  74/100 (197 votes)
Comments: 13 comments
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410.

Show Your BonesUnited States Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Year of Release:2006Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2006:41Rank Score:1,119
Rank in 2000s410Overall Rank:1,983
Average Rating:  75/100 (223 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 95 10%
2002 98 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 102 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 551 55%
United Kingdom 228 23%
Canada 61 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
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