Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20003,437257,892
20013,465233,158
20023,549230,236
20033,905199,362
20043,795229,156
20054,029208,647
20064,200189,455
20074,248274,604
20084,414156,257
20094,485158,989
Total39,5272,137,757

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2000
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17,910
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2002
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7,218
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2003
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1,894
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2008
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1,669
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2005
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1,369
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2002
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1,283
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2004
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1,155
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2005
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1,107
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2007
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1,082
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2002
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1,064
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Total albums: 56. Page 1 of 6

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 96 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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