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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8,772
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7,008
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6,399
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Total albums: 103. Page 1 of 11

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%
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