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.
20003,205269,430
20013,247242,789
20023,349239,663
20033,685206,272
20043,584239,213
20053,831215,993
20063,988198,890
20074,032290,138
20084,180163,825
20094,283166,994
Total37,3842,233,208

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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2005
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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 113 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 567 57%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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