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.
20004,074235,235
20014,006218,720
20024,079214,196
20034,390187,759
20044,339209,960
20054,624194,907
20064,792175,239
20074,957249,984
20084,982146,678
20095,161145,400
Total45,4041,978,078

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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2005
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23,288
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2005
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11,518
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2005
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6,631
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2005
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5,039
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4,529
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2005
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4,134
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3,665
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3,300
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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%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
Opeth 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
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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 Artists of 1968
1. The Beatles
2. Jimi Hendrix
3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
4. Van Morrison
5. The Zombies
6. The Kinks
7. The Velvet Underground
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Band
10. Simon & Garfunkel
11. Johnny Cash
12. The Byrds
13. Aretha Franklin
14. Pink Floyd
15. Frank Zappa
16. The Doors
17. The Mothers Of Invention
18. Big Brother And The Holding Company
19. Os Mutantes
20. Cream
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