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.
20003,073271,112
20013,125244,120
20023,215243,282
20033,544205,951
20043,457242,560
20053,685217,030
20063,861201,088
20073,888294,925
20084,043166,270
20094,167170,350
Total36,0582,256,686

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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5,756
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5,565
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4,901
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4,197
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3,988
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Total albums: 113. Page 1 of 12

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 100 10%
2008 89 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 570 57%
United Kingdom 213 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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