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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.
20002,847416,709 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,902368,300
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by The Strokes
20022,966370,742 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (46th)
by Wilco
20033,321320,112 Elephant (75th)
by The White Stripes
20043,228380,381 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,459330,951 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,613309,756 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (48th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,656457,196 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,839259,857 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,932269,657 Merriweather Post Pavilion (99th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,7633,483,663

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
71.

The Black ParadeUnited States My Chemical Romance
Year of Release:2006Appears in:298 charts
Rank in 2006:6Rank Score:7,887
Rank in 2000s71Overall Rank:359
Average Rating:  71/100 (598 votes)
Comments: 68 comments
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72.

Wolfgang Amadeus PhoenixFrance Phoenix
Year of Release:2009Appears in:473 charts
Rank in 2009:5Rank Score:7,720
Rank in 2000s72Overall Rank:363
Average Rating:  79/100 (773 votes)
Comments: 39 comments
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73.

De-Loused In The ComatoriumUnited States The Mars Volta
Year of Release:2003Appears in:349 charts
Rank in 2003:8Rank Score:7,688
Rank in 2000s73Overall Rank:365
Average Rating:  78/100 (521 votes)
Comments: 26 comments
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74.

Sam's TownUnited States The Killers
Year of Release:2006Appears in:362 charts
Rank in 2006:7Rank Score:7,442
Rank in 2000s74Overall Rank:375
Average Rating:  74/100 (704 votes)
Comments: 32 comments
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75.

ThirdUnited Kingdom Portishead
Year of Release:2008Appears in:466 charts
Rank in 2008:4Rank Score:7,409
Rank in 2000s75Overall Rank:377
Average Rating:  81/100 (678 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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76.

UntrueUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2007Appears in:366 charts
Rank in 2007:10Rank Score:7,040
Rank in 2000s76Overall Rank:391
Average Rating:  81/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 34 comments
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77.

AnticsUnited States Interpol
Year of Release:2004Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 2004:8Rank Score:6,590
Rank in 2000s77Overall Rank:410
Average Rating:  79/100 (611 votes)
Comments: 28 comments
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78.

Sigh No MoreUnited Kingdom Mumford & Sons
Year of Release:2009Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2009:6Rank Score:6,551
Rank in 2000s78Overall Rank:412
Average Rating:  67/100 (654 votes)
Comments: 60 comments
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79.

Fear Of A Blank PlanetUnited Kingdom Porcupine Tree
Year of Release:2007Appears in:296 charts
Rank in 2007:11Rank Score:6,533
Rank in 2000s79Overall Rank:414
Average Rating:  80/100 (452 votes)
Comments: 27 comments
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80.

GraduationUnited States Kanye West
Year of Release:2007Appears in:393 charts
Rank in 2007:12Rank Score:6,411
Rank in 2000s80Overall Rank:420
Average Rating:  77/100 (842 votes)
Comments: 48 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 101 10%
2007 107 11%
2008 101 10%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
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