Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 50,000 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.
20003,722242,931
20013,742224,128
20023,827218,632
20034,144190,900
20044,051217,317
20054,334198,841
20064,467178,457
20074,661257,651
20084,703149,407
20094,827149,051
Total42,4782,027,314

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Muse, Animal Collective and Kanye West.
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2002
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2,236
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2003
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2,219
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2009
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2,201
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2005
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2,168
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2007
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2,164
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2002
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2,157
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2005
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2,156
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2001
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2,144
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2008
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2,129
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2000
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2,093
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 14 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 558 56%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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