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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.
20002,805413,080 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,852365,267
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by The Strokes
20022,924367,239 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (48th)
by Wilco
20033,283316,036 Elephant (74th)
by The White Stripes
20043,180376,373 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,421327,225 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,560307,010 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,622453,321 In Rainbows (12th)
by Radiohead
20083,795256,806 Fleet Foxes (111th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,896266,983 Merriweather Post Pavilion (98th)
by Animal Collective
Total33,3383,449,340

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
771.

The Emancipation Of MimiUnited States Mariah Carey
Year of Release:2005Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2005:82Rank Score:536
Rank in 2000s771Overall Rank:3,506
Average Rating:  70/100 (58 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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772.

The Remote PartUnited Kingdom Idlewild
Year of Release:2002Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 2002:73Rank Score:535
Rank in 2000s772Overall Rank:3,513
Average Rating:  74/100 (61 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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773.

I Get WetUnited States Andrew W.K.
Year of Release:2001Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 2001:79Rank Score:534
Rank in 2000s773Overall Rank:3,515
Average Rating:  69/100 (93 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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774.

Lost HorizonsUnited Kingdom Lemon Jelly
Year of Release:2002Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 2002:74Rank Score:534
Rank in 2000s774Overall Rank:3,516
Average Rating:  73/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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775.

Sailing To PhiladelphiaUnited Kingdom Mark Knopfler
Year of Release:2000Appears in:44 charts
Rank in 2000:69Rank Score:534
Rank in 2000s775Overall Rank:3,518
Average Rating:  75/100 (50 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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776.

BurialUnited Kingdom Burial
Year of Release:2006Appears in:68 charts
Rank in 2006:82Rank Score:533
Rank in 2000s776Overall Rank:3,526
Average Rating:  77/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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777.

Reconstruction SiteCanada The Weakerthans
Year of Release:2003Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 2003:90Rank Score:532
Rank in 2000s777Overall Rank:3,527
Average Rating:  78/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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778.

Catch Without ArmsUnited States Dredg
Year of Release:2005Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 2005:83Rank Score:531
Rank in 2000s778Overall Rank:3,532
Average Rating:  72/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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779.

RockferryUnited Kingdom Duffy
Year of Release:2008Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 2008:74Rank Score:530
Rank in 2000s779Overall Rank:3,537
Average Rating:  72/100 (103 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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780.

The BlackeningUnited States Machine Head
Year of Release:2007Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2007:79Rank Score:529
Rank in 2000s780Overall Rank:3,540
Average Rating:  77/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 97 10%
2002 99 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 102 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 555 56%
United Kingdom 229 23%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 23 2%
Sweden 22 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 20 2%
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