Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20003,070271,528
20013,117244,298
20023,211243,362
20033,543205,931
20043,453242,941
20053,684217,163
20063,854201,148
20073,884295,485
20084,041166,191
20094,165170,430
Total36,0222,258,478

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Muse, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens and The White Stripes.
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2004
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2008
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807
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2003
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697
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487
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281
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 100 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 9 90%
Yes 1 10%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
4. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
5. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
6. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
7. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
8. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
9. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
10. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
11. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
12. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
13. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
14. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
15. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
16. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
17. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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