Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
20004,073235,156
20014,009218,641
20024,080214,180
20034,392187,649
20044,339209,980
20054,627194,913
20064,794175,174
20074,959249,807
20084,983146,634
20095,165145,344
Total45,4211,977,477

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Muse, Animal Collective and The White Stripes.
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Year of Release:
2007
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2,593
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2005
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2,584
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2007
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2,580
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2006
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2,492
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2005
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2,449
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2009
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2,447
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2004
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2,430
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2003
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2,400
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2004
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2,378
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2008
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2,366
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 103 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 106 11%
2003 112 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 98 10%
2008 88 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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