Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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2000s decade summary
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.
20003,024271,408
20013,084242,985
20023,165241,773
20033,512204,882
20043,410242,100
20053,639216,984
20063,822200,012
20073,846294,695
20084,005165,922
20094,118170,916
Total35,6252,251,677

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2000
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72,963
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2007
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67,064
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2004
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61,402
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2001
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43,273
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2002
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28,198
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2005
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27,830
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2006
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25,617
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2002
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19,019
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2000
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18,340
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2007
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17,463
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 60 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Artists of 2009
1. Animal Collective
2. The Antlers
3. The xx
4. Grizzly Bear
5. Phoenix (FR)
6. Muse
7. Florence + The Machine
8. Arctic Monkeys
9. Mumford & Sons
10. Dirty Projectors
11. Mastodon
12. Kasabian
13. Kid Cudi
14. Fever Ray
15. Yeah Yeah Yeahs
16. St. Vincent
17. Them Crooked Vultures
18. Lady Gaga
19. The Horrors
20. The Decemberists
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