Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20003,395260,033
20013,426234,131
20023,510232,762
20033,856200,824
20043,766232,863
20053,996211,403
20064,169192,589
20074,210280,492
20084,373159,230
20094,444161,343
Total39,1452,165,671

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Muse, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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Sawdust 
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2007
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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