Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20004,237229,722
20014,161215,002
20024,221209,702
20034,556184,274
20044,533206,037
20054,744191,088
20064,897171,905
20075,079243,582
20085,142145,137
20095,313143,515
Total46,8831,939,964

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective, Muse and The White Stripes.
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2002
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20,103
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2004
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2,348
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2007
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2,049
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2009
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333
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2005
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 107 11%
2003 112 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 97 10%
2007 95 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 103 10%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Opeth 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 552 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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