Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20003,118271,201
20013,171243,625
20023,251242,055
20033,597206,559
20043,507241,780
20053,747217,411
20063,917200,927
20073,942292,795
20084,093165,208
20094,217169,737
Total36,5602,251,298

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2006
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264
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263
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 107 11%
2007 98 10%
2008 89 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 569 57%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 59 6%
Sweden 21 2%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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