Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20003,170268,851
20013,214242,527
20023,309240,163
20033,646205,957
20043,549238,579
20053,786215,291
20063,957199,111
20073,980289,399
20084,124163,402
20094,250167,467
Total36,9852,230,748

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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259
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258
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 98 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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16. Our 50 favourite albums of 2019 by The Vinyl Factory (2019)
17. NME Albums Of The Year 2019 by New Music Express (2019)
18. The Best Albums of 2019 by FLOOD Magazine (2019)
19. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Line Of Best Fit (2019)
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