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.
20004,145232,583
20014,067216,401
20024,141211,750
20034,453185,958
20044,431208,555
20054,660193,281
20064,834173,515
20074,999246,869
20085,039145,823
20095,217144,317
Total45,9861,959,054

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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2004
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16,229
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2005
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2,440
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2007
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2,051
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2000
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1,865
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2005
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1,253
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2003
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1,065
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2007
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1,056
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2005
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913
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2006
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891
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2000
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739
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 102 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 114 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 96 10%
2007 97 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 551 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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