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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.
20002,831414,827 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,880367,002
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by The Strokes
20022,950369,105 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,307318,188 Elephant (75th)
by The White Stripes
20043,209378,446 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,443329,357 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,597308,423 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (47th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,648455,910 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,820258,243 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,922268,512 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,6073,468,012

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
41.

Viva La Vida Or Death And All His FriendsUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:599 charts
Rank in 2008:3Rank Score:13,003
Rank in 2000s41Overall Rank:216
Average Rating:  75/100 (1,277 votes)
Comments: 103 comments
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42.

xxUnited Kingdom The xx
Year of Release:2009Appears in:603 charts
Rank in 2009:3Rank Score:11,845
Rank in 2000s42Overall Rank:240
Average Rating:  78/100 (972 votes)
Comments: 80 comments
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43.

The Glow Pt. 2United States The Microphones
Year of Release:2001Appears in:483 charts
Rank in 2001:7Rank Score:11,773
Rank in 2000s43Overall Rank:242
Average Rating:  84/100 (563 votes)
Comments: 46 comments
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44.

Silent AlarmUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2005Appears in:528 charts
Rank in 2005:3Rank Score:11,636
Rank in 2000s44Overall Rank:244
Average Rating:  78/100 (713 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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45.

Back To BlackUnited Kingdom Amy Winehouse
Year of Release:2006Appears in:601 charts
Rank in 2006:4Rank Score:11,502
Rank in 2000s45Overall Rank:247
Average Rating:  79/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 37 comments
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46.

Oracular SpectacularUnited States MGMT
Year of Release:2007Appears in:677 charts
Rank in 2007:7Rank Score:11,192
Rank in 2000s46Overall Rank:252
Average Rating:  79/100 (1,050 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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47.

Takk...Iceland Sigur Rós
Year of Release:2005Appears in:492 charts
Rank in 2005:4Rank Score:11,107
Rank in 2000s47Overall Rank:254
Average Rating:  82/100 (723 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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48.

ToxicityUnited States System Of A Down
Year of Release:2001Appears in:516 charts
Rank in 2001:8Rank Score:10,926
Rank in 2000s48Overall Rank:257
Average Rating:  78/100 (832 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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49.

VespertineIceland Björk
Year of Release:2001Appears in:561 charts
Rank in 2001:9Rank Score:10,917
Rank in 2000s49Overall Rank:258
Average Rating:  83/100 (736 votes)
Comments: 41 comments
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50.

Sea ChangeUnited States Beck
Year of Release:2002Appears in:556 charts
Rank in 2002:6Rank Score:10,544
Rank in 2000s50Overall Rank:267
Average Rating:  80/100 (809 votes)
Comments: 46 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%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 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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