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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 30,000 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.
20002,416375,161 Kid A (6th)
by Radiohead
20012,494329,836
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Is This It (24th)
by The Strokes
20022,547337,647 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (43rd)
by Wilco
20032,871289,403 Elephant (67th)
by The White Stripes
20042,774340,858 Funeral (7th)
by Arcade Fire
20053,023294,264 Illinois (55th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20063,104280,334 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (46th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20073,201409,176 In Rainbows (14th)
by Radiohead
20083,372235,094 Fleet Foxes (107th)
by Fleet Foxes
20093,450248,515 Merriweather Post Pavilion (97th)
by Animal Collective
Total29,2523,140,288

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Wilco, Animal Collective and Sufjan Stevens.
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RankAlbumArtist
991.

Made Of BricksUnited Kingdom Kate Nash
Year of Release:2007Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 2007:109Rank Score:376
Rank in 2000s991Overall Rank:4,167
Average Rating:  73/100 (45 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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MedsUnited Kingdom Placebo
Year of Release:2006Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 2006:96Rank Score:375
Rank in 2000s992Overall Rank:4,175
Average Rating:  69/100 (95 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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993.

WeathervanesUnited States Freelance Whales
Year of Release:2009Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2009:102Rank Score:375
Rank in 2000s993Overall Rank:4,176
Average Rating:  71/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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994.

IndestructibleUnited States Disturbed
Year of Release:2008Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2008:99Rank Score:375
Rank in 2000s994Overall Rank:4,178
Average Rating:  66/100 (57 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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995.

A Lesson In RomanticsUnited States Mayday Parade
Year of Release:2007Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2007:110Rank Score:374
Rank in 2000s995Overall Rank:4,180
Average Rating:  74/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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996.

12 MemoriesUnited Kingdom Travis
Year of Release:2003Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 2003:108Rank Score:374
Rank in 2000s996Overall Rank:4,181
Average Rating:  72/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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997.

The Body, The Blood, The MachineUnited States The Thermals
Year of Release:2006Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 2006:97Rank Score:374
Rank in 2000s997Overall Rank:4,183
Average Rating:  75/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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998.

Get LiftedUnited States John Legend
Year of Release:2004Appears in:41 charts
Rank in 2004:91Rank Score:374
Rank in 2000s998Overall Rank:4,186
Average Rating:  77/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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999.

V: The New Mythology SuiteUnited States Symphony X
Year of Release:2000Appears in:11 charts
Rank in 2000:90Rank Score:374
Rank in 2000s999Overall Rank:4,187
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Alright, StillUnited Kingdom Lily Allen
Year of Release:2006Appears in:39 charts
Rank in 2006:98Rank Score:373
Rank in 2000s1,000Overall Rank:4,193
Average Rating:  75/100 (66 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 90 9%
2001 96 10%
2002 104 10%
2003 108 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 102 10%
2006 97 10%
2007 111 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 102 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 576 58%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 26 3%
Sweden 22 2%
France 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 12 1%
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