Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20003,617246,542
20013,630226,885
20023,724221,046
20034,086193,521
20043,975219,759
20054,239199,544
20064,391182,589
20074,466260,473
20084,585151,669
20094,671150,990
Total41,3842,053,018

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Wilco, Animal Collective and The White Stripes.
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2000
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933
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359.
cLOUDDEAD 
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2001
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763
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1 
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2000
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651
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2005
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590
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2003
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426
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2002
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357
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Love Is Hell 
Compilation
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2004
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346
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New Moon 
Compilation
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2007
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336
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2000
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303
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Mothership 
Compilation
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2007
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292
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Total albums: 16. Page 1 of 2

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 103 10%
2001 104 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 93 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 22 2%
France 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Funeral by Arcade Fire
15. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
18. Doolittle by Pixies
19. London Calling by The Clash
20. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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