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.
20002,926270,977
20013,000240,440
20023,060239,759
20033,419205,767
20043,316242,769
20053,552217,087
20063,705200,052
20073,741293,477
20083,934166,283
20094,036171,790
Total34,6892,248,401

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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264
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264
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2009
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264
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2007
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264
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2008
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263
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2004
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262
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262
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262
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261
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 95 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 104 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
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1. Pink Floyd
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3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Bruce Springsteen
11. Genesis
12. Bob Dylan
13. Joy Division
14. Yes
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17. Queen
18. Joni Mitchell
19. Paul McCartney
20. Television
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