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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 37,000 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.
20002,736409,421 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,793359,036
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,872363,625 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,208313,063 Elephant (72nd)
by The White Stripes
20043,102372,253 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,372323,382 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,481304,128 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,588447,934 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,737253,956 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,845265,828 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total32,7343,412,626

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
1.

Kid AUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2000Appears in:2,671 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:121,763
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,537 votes)
Comments: 484 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,412 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:105,083
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:9
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,994 votes)
Comments: 346 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,310 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:101,829
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,058 votes)
Comments: 329 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,919 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:67,393
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,407 votes)
Comments: 235 comments
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5.

Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm NotUnited Kingdom Arctic Monkeys
Year of Release:2006Appears in:1,293 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:42,140
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,890 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,332 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:41,742
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:47
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,571 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,264 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:38,085
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:55
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,485 votes)
Comments: 131 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,242 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,831
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:72
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,801 votes)
Comments: 107 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,084 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:29,113
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,816 votes)
Comments: 147 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:998 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:28,092
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:85
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,258 votes)
Comments: 100 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 93 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 109 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 101 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 109 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Muse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 234 23%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
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