Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20002,923270,914
20013,000240,334
20023,059239,637
20033,418205,589
20043,315242,471
20053,552216,767
20063,694200,134
20073,740293,663
20083,933166,188
20094,035171,783
Total34,6692,247,481

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2003
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265
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265
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264
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 94 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 96 10%
2009 102 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 61 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
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