Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20003,029271,761
20013,088243,172
20023,168241,994
20033,514205,009
20043,418242,046
20053,647216,692
20063,826199,775
20073,847294,859
20084,013165,694
20094,119170,337
Total35,6692,251,339

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens and The White Stripes.
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2000
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72,912
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2007
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67,040
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2004
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61,262
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2001
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43,209
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2002
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28,211
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2005
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27,824
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2006
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25,559
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2002
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19,059
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2000
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18,283
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2007
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17,471
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 60 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Artists of the 2000s
1. Radiohead
2. Arcade Fire
3. The Strokes
4. Coldplay
5. Arctic Monkeys
6. Muse
7. Animal Collective
8. Wilco
9. Sufjan Stevens
10. The White Stripes
11. Kanye West
12. Interpol
13. Modest Mouse
14. Queens Of The Stone Age
15. Godspeed You! Black Emperor
16. LCD Soundsystem
17. The National
18. The Flaming Lips
19. Bon Iver
20. Gorillaz
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