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.
20004,136233,057
20014,062216,656
20024,136212,362
20034,443186,107
20044,415208,891
20054,653193,405
20064,819173,796
20074,992247,362
20085,027145,869
20095,212144,599
Total45,8951,962,104

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Muse, Animal Collective and The White Stripes.
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2004
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41,907
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2000
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14,798
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2007
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10,169
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2002
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6,161
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2008
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1,687
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2003
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1,534
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2005
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1,268
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2002
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1,192
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2005
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1,047
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2007
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 102 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 113 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 96 10%
2007 97 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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