Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,531253,522
20013,536228,685
20023,640225,567
20033,999195,951
20043,882225,604
20054,144204,854
20064,292186,617
20074,346269,120
20084,491154,308
20094,575156,169
Total40,4362,100,397

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and Kanye West.
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2000
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61,916
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2007
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59,434
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2004
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50,608
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2001
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37,539
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2005
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25,578
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2002
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24,159
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2006
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21,776
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2004
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17,958
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2000
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17,265
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2002
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17,062
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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