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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 35,000 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.
20002,637400,129 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,694351,702
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,764358,056 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,125308,645 Elephant (69th)
by The White Stripes
20043,006364,751 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,282318,183 Illinois (56th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,386299,842 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,517439,369 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,623250,168 Fleet Foxes (110th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,754261,508 Merriweather Post Pavilion (100th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,7883,352,352

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.

Grow Up And Blow AwayCanada Metric
Year of Release:2007Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 2007:107Rank Score:399
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,259
Average Rating:  73/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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992.

One BeatUnited States Sleater-Kinney
Year of Release:2002Appears in:62 charts
Rank in 2002:103Rank Score:398
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,263
Average Rating:  80/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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993.

Move AlongUnited States The All-American Rejects
Year of Release:2005Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2005:100Rank Score:397
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,271
Average Rating:  64/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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994.

We Love LifeUnited Kingdom Pulp
Year of Release:2001Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2001:96Rank Score:397
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,275
Average Rating:  74/100 (78 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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995.

TouristFrance St. Germain
Year of Release:2000Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:396
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,285
Average Rating:  76/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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996.

ContrabandUnited States Velvet Revolver
Year of Release:2004Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2004:90Rank Score:395
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,290
Average Rating:  68/100 (83 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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997.

The Optimist LPUnited Kingdom Turin Brakes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2001:97Rank Score:395
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,295
Average Rating:  72/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

Excuses For TravellersUnited Kingdom Mojave 3
Year of Release:2000Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 2000:92Rank Score:394
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,298
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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999.

RealityUnited Kingdom David Bowie
Year of Release:2003Appears in:81 charts
Rank in 2003:109Rank Score:393
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,301
Average Rating:  73/100 (169 votes)
Comments: 12 comments
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1000.

Baby 81United States Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Year of Release:2007Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2007:108Rank Score:393
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,306
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 100 10%
2007 108 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 230 23%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 15 2%
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