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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 38,000 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.
20002,834415,744 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,883367,529
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by The Strokes
20022,951369,509 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (47th)
by Wilco
20033,309318,825 Elephant (75th)
by The White Stripes
20043,208378,968 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,445329,516 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,603308,990 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (48th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,644456,390 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,825258,934 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,924268,937 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,6263,473,343

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.

We Are Beautiful, We Are DoomedUnited Kingdom Los Campesinos!
Year of Release:2008Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2008:98Rank Score:408
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,350
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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992.

New Amerykah Part One (4th World War)United States Erykah Badu
Year of Release:2008Appears in:65 charts
Rank in 2008:99Rank Score:408
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,354
Average Rating:  78/100 (55 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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993.

You Are ThereJapan Mono
Year of Release:2006Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2006:103Rank Score:407
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,357
Average Rating:  73/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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994.

EscapologyUnited Kingdom Robbie Williams
Year of Release:2002Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2002:99Rank Score:407
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,358
Average Rating:  65/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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995.

Train Of ThoughtUnited States Reflection Eternal
Year of Release:2000Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2000:91Rank Score:407
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,362
Average Rating:  78/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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996.

Hercules And Love AffairUnited States Hercules And Love Affair
Year of Release:2008Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2008:100Rank Score:406
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,365
Average Rating:  74/100 (81 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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997.

BlackoutUnited States Dropkick Murphys
Year of Release:2003Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2003:110Rank Score:406
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,370
Average Rating:  71/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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998.

Down In AlbionUnited Kingdom Babyshambles
Year of Release:2005Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2005:103Rank Score:405
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,372
Average Rating:  71/100 (73 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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999.

Peaceful, The World Lays Me DownUnited Kingdom Noah And The Whale
Year of Release:2008Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2008:101Rank Score:405
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,374
Average Rating:  70/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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1000.

O.C.M.SUnited States Old Crow Medicine Show
Year of Release:2004Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 2004:90Rank Score:405
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,378
Average Rating:  75/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 103 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 101 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
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