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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.
20002,720409,231 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,772358,428
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,846363,312 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,207312,590 Elephant (72nd)
by The White Stripes
20043,099372,011 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,367322,997 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,475304,062 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,589447,538 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,733253,450 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,843265,722 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,6513,409,342

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.

Excuses For TravellersUnited Kingdom Mojave 3
Year of Release:2000Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:404
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,319
Average Rating:  76/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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992.

I'll Sleep When You're DeadUnited States El-P
Year of Release:2007Appears in:31 charts
Rank in 2007:107Rank Score:404
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,320
Average Rating:  79/100 (44 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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993.

Silver Side UpCanada Nickelback
Year of Release:2001Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2001:95Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,321
Average Rating:  38/100 (134 votes)
Comments: 21 comments
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994.

We Love LifeUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:2001Appears in:58 charts
Rank in 2001:96Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,323
Average Rating:  74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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995.

ChallengersCanada The New Pornographers
Year of Release:2007Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2007:108Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,324
Average Rating:  75/100 (74 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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996.

Próxima Estación: EsperanzaFrance Manu Chao
Year of Release:2001Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2001:97Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,327
Average Rating:  73/100 (91 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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997.

Prospekt's MarchUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2008Appears in:43 charts
Rank in 2008:100Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,329
Average Rating:  68/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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998.

All Hands On The Bad OneUnited States Sleater-Kinney
Year of Release:2000Appears in:48 charts
Rank in 2000:92Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,330
Average Rating:  79/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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999.

The Satanic SatanistUnited States Portugal. The Man
Year of Release:2009Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2009:102Rank Score:403
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,332
Average Rating:  78/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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1000.

ContrabandUnited States Velvet Revolver
Year of Release:2004Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2004:90Rank Score:402
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,333
Average Rating:  68/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 101 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 20 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
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