Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
20002,904421,382
20012,986373,876
20023,046375,797
20033,400325,153
20043,296386,068
20053,534334,299
20063,678313,433
20073,718461,357
20083,909262,628
20094,014272,487
Total34,4853,526,480

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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2006
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4,301
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2005
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2,864
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2009
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2,147
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2002
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1,265
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2003
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488
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 92 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 98 10%
2009 102 10%
Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Australia 22 2%
France 19 2%
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Best Albums of the 1980s
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
4. The Joshua Tree by U2
5. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
6. Disintegration by The Cure
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Closer by Joy Division
9. Thriller by Michael Jackson
10. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
11. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
12. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
13. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
14. Back In Black by AC/DC
15. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
16. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
17. Graceland by Paul Simon
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Moving Pictures by Rush
20. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
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