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.
20003,435258,000
20013,459233,143
20023,549230,371
20033,903199,476
20043,793229,223
20054,028208,623
20064,200189,743
20074,245274,866
20084,413156,348
20094,483158,929
Total39,5082,138,721

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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2007
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2003
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808
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608
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570
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2008
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490
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2006
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340
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2009
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310
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2005
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292
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2005
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264
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2000
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252
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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%
Best Albums of 1953
1. Black Coffee With Peggy Lee by Peggy Lee
2. Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet by Sonny Rollins
3. Dean Martin Sings by Dean Martin
4. Chante Les Chansons Poétiques no1 by Georges Brassens
5. Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde by Wilhelm Furtwängler / Philharmonia Orchestra
6. Inca Taqui by Yma Sumac
7. An Evening With Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday
8. Songs By Tom Lehrer by Tom Lehrer
9. Jazz At Oberlin by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
10. Moondog And His Friends by Moondog
11. Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love by Nat King Cole
12. Calamity Jane by Doris Day
13. Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker
14. New Concepts Of Artistry In Rhythm by Stan Kenton
15. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" by Wilhelm Furtwängler / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
16. Puccini: Tosca by Maria Callas / Victor De Sabata
17. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana by Tullio Serafin / Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
18. Young Man With A Horn by Miles Davis
19. The Duke Plays Ellington by Duke Ellington
20. Vol. 2 by Georges Brassens
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