Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,298267,369
20013,321241,382
20023,406237,641
20033,741205,641
20043,676239,040
20053,902214,763
20064,061198,206
20074,092287,376
20084,243162,499
20094,349165,667
Total38,0892,219,585

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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2007
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2009
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258
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2006
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257
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256
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 104 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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