Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20003,595247,628
20013,607227,236
20023,702221,959
20034,056193,698
20043,948220,479
20054,206200,966
20064,371183,767
20074,438263,440
20084,552152,102
20094,643151,649
Total41,1182,062,924

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Wilco, Animal Collective and The White Stripes.
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2007
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15,091
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2007
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14,528
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2002
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14,492
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2003
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13,859
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2002
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13,679
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2001
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13,499
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2009
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12,679
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2005
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12,541
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2008
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12,527
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2002
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12,300
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 101 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 93 9%
2009 95 10%
Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 21 2%
France 21 2%
Sweden 20 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%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. Fleetwood Mac
8. The Who
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Stevie Wonder
12. Bob Dylan
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Yes
15. Paul McCartney
16. Joni Mitchell
17. Nick Drake
18. Joy Division
19. Bob Marley
20. Queen
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