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.
20002,900420,863
20012,965373,692
20023,035375,425
20033,388324,664
20043,283385,567
20053,520334,354
20063,664313,945
20073,706460,874
20083,889262,488
20093,983272,793
Total34,3333,524,665

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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Total albums: 102. Page 1 of 11

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 98 10%
2009 102 10%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Australia 22 2%
France 20 2%
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