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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 33,000 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.
20002,556389,178 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,619343,173
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,689349,212 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,035299,483 Elephant (67th)
by The White Stripes
20042,920355,373 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,192308,328 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,283292,165 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,391425,853 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,533243,361 Fleet Foxes (108th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,659256,527 Merriweather Post Pavilion (95th)
by Animal Collective
Total30,8773,262,654

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
991.

Down In AlbionUnited Kingdom Babyshambles
Year of Release:2005Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2005:102Rank Score:389
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,239
Average Rating:  71/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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992.

Riot ActUnited States Pearl Jam
Year of Release:2002Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 2002:105Rank Score:389
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,240
Average Rating:  71/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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993.

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United States Guns N' Roses
Year of Release:2004Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2004:89Rank Score:389
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,241
Average Rating:  76/100 (101 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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994.

ContrabandUnited States Velvet Revolver
Year of Release:2004Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 2004:90Rank Score:388
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,244
Average Rating:  69/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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995.

Beach HouseUnited States Beach House
Year of Release:2006Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 2006:98Rank Score:388
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,245
Average Rating:  75/100 (109 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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996.

DreamlandUnited Kingdom Robert Plant
Year of Release:2002Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 2002:106Rank Score:388
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,249
Average Rating:  71/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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997.

ControlUnited States Pedro The Lion
Year of Release:2002Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2002:107Rank Score:387
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,252
Average Rating:  76/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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998.

We Are Beautiful, We Are DoomedUnited Kingdom Los Campesinos!
Year of Release:2008Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2008:98Rank Score:386
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,261
Average Rating:  74/100 (43 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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999.

One-XCanada Three Days Grace
Year of Release:2006Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2006:99Rank Score:386
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,262
Average Rating:  65/100 (51 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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1000.

The Body, The Blood, The MachineUnited States The Thermals
Year of Release:2006Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2006:100Rank Score:385
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,278
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 98 10%
2002 107 11%
2003 107 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 98 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 13 1%
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