Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20003,024271,641
20013,085243,166
20023,168242,036
20033,512204,989
20043,410242,235
20053,640217,116
20063,824200,080
20073,846294,818
20084,009165,865
20094,121170,870
Total35,6392,252,815

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2001
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2009
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261
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261
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 98 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 61 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. The Beach Boys
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. The Who
20. R.E.M.
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