Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,531253,598
20013,536228,616
20023,641225,590
20034,000195,955
20043,883225,630
20054,147204,940
20064,294186,564
20074,347269,192
20084,492154,310
20094,575156,132
Total40,4462,100,527

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and Kanye West.
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2002
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2009
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540
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2003
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535
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2005
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510
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2007
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288
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
4. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
5. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
6. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
7. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
8. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
9. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
10. Top 48 Music Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
11. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
15. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
17. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
18. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
19. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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