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.
20002,926271,015
20013,000240,319
20023,060239,807
20033,419205,773
20043,317242,765
20053,553217,061
20063,707200,034
20073,742293,376
20083,934166,213
20094,036171,737
Total34,6942,248,100

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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2005
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2,854
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2004
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2,819
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2006
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2,805
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2006
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2,791
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2004
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2,780
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2004
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2,743
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2008
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2,722
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2002
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2,720
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2004
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2,706
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2000
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2,675
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 95 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 104 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
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6. The Velvet Underground & Nico
7. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
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14. The Kinks
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19. The Who
20. Pink Floyd
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