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.
20003,411259,022
20013,437233,762
20023,531231,803
20033,876200,702
20043,778232,162
20054,008210,531
20064,178191,768
20074,223278,928
20084,393157,910
20094,456160,732
Total39,2912,157,318

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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2001
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Sawdust 
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2007
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 95 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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