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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.
20002,646402,751 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,702353,532
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,770359,640 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20033,134309,407 Elephant (69th)
by The White Stripes
20043,017366,558 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,283319,854 Illinois (57th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,397301,301 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,526442,185 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,639250,893 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,764262,723 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total31,8783,368,845

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:2,622 charts
Rank in 2000:1Rank Score:119,639
Rank in 2000s1Overall Rank:6
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,469 votes)
Comments: 478 comments
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2.

FuneralCanada Arcade Fire
Year of Release:2004Appears in:2,374 charts
Rank in 2004:1Rank Score:104,285
Rank in 2000s2Overall Rank:7
Average Rating: Top rated 88/100 (2,939 votes)
Comments: 343 comments
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3.

In RainbowsUnited Kingdom Radiohead
Year of Release:2007Appears in:2,268 charts
Rank in 2007:1Rank Score:100,089
Rank in 2000s3Overall Rank:12
Average Rating: Top rated 89/100 (3,002 votes)
Comments: 325 comments
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Is This ItUnited States The Strokes
Year of Release:2001Appears in:1,888 charts
Rank in 2001:1Rank Score:66,605
Rank in 2000s4Overall Rank:24
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (2,353 votes)
Comments: 233 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:1,272 charts
Rank in 2006:1Rank Score:41,736
Rank in 2000s5Overall Rank:45
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,849 votes)
Comments: 166 comments
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6.

Yankee Hotel FoxtrotUnited States Wilco
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,305 charts
Rank in 2002:1Rank Score:41,127
Rank in 2000s6Overall Rank:46
Average Rating: Top rated 85/100 (1,534 votes)
Comments: 144 comments
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7.

IllinoisUnited States Sufjan Stevens
Year of Release:2005Appears in:1,245 charts
Rank in 2005:1Rank Score:37,718
Rank in 2000s7Overall Rank:58
Average Rating: Top rated 86/100 (1,441 votes)
Comments: 130 comments
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8.

ElephantUnited States The White Stripes
Year of Release:2003Appears in:1,234 charts
Rank in 2003:1Rank Score:31,886
Rank in 2000s8Overall Rank:69
Average Rating:  83/100 (1,770 votes)
Comments: 106 comments
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9.

A Rush Of Blood To The HeadUnited Kingdom Coldplay
Year of Release:2002Appears in:1,069 charts
Rank in 2002:2Rank Score:28,956
Rank in 2000s9Overall Rank:79
Average Rating:  78/100 (1,784 votes)
Comments: 145 comments
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10.

Turn On The Bright LightsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2002Appears in:982 charts
Rank in 2002:3Rank Score:27,940
Rank in 2000s10Overall Rank:84
Average Rating:  84/100 (1,220 votes)
Comments: 99 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 100 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 231 23%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
France 19 2%
Mixed Nationality 19 2%
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