Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,279268,129
20013,305242,374
20023,403238,378
20033,733205,732
20043,671239,404
20053,901215,754
20064,049198,790
20074,087287,912
20084,239163,001
20094,345165,799
Total38,0122,225,274

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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2007
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16,974
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2007
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16,898
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2002
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16,745
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2003
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15,963
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2001
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15,133
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2009
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15,077
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2002
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15,036
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2005
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14,758
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2008
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13,616
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2002
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13,367
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 104 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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