Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,511254,610
20013,526229,907
20023,616226,900
20033,965196,549
20043,862226,624
20054,113205,973
20064,269187,032
20074,323271,070
20084,458155,075
20094,543157,031
Total40,1862,110,772

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and Kanye West.
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2000
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62,667
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2007
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59,965
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2004
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51,662
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2001
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37,915
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2005
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25,796
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2002
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24,565
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2006
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22,032
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2004
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17,696
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2000
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17,514
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2002
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17,256
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of the 2020s
1. The New Abnormal by The Strokes
2. Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
4. For The First Time by Black Country, New Road
5. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz
6. Folklore by Taylor Swift
7. After Hours by The Weeknd
8. Promises by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
9. Shore by Fleet Foxes
10. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
11. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
12. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
13. Bright Green Field by Squid
14. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
15. Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator
16. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
17. Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast
18. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
19. OK Human by Weezer
20. Cavalcade by Black Midi
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