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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15,075
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8,821
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2008
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6,634
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2005
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4,062
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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%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Doolittle by Pixies
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. Disintegration by The Cure
5. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
9. Closer by Joy Division
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
19. Moving Pictures by Rush
20. Murmur by R.E.M.
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