Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
20002,861416,936
20012,922369,658
20022,995371,985
20033,358321,784
20043,254381,666
20053,484331,399
20063,633311,132
20073,681458,828
20083,858259,760
20093,957270,430
Total34,0033,493,577

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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2007
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27,205
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2002
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26,233
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2001
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25,789
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2009
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25,639
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2000
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24,473
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2007
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23,646
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2000
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23,311
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2008
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22,990
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2007
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22,391
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2003
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21,416
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 93 9%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 105 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
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