Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
20004,073235,188
20014,004218,573
20024,077214,100
20034,390187,722
20044,338209,786
20054,624194,786
20064,792175,223
20074,955249,861
20084,980146,654
20095,160145,406
Total45,3931,977,298

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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2000
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843
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cLOUDDEAD 
Compilation
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2001
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706
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2000
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640
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2005
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573
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2003
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408
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629.
Suburban Light 
Compilation
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2000
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403
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New Moon 
Compilation
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2007
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351
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2002
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309
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Lemonjelly.ky 
Compilation
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2000
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275
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 103 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 106 11%
2003 112 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 98 10%
2008 88 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Kendrick Lamar
11. Nirvana
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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