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.
20003,417258,971
20013,438233,717
20023,531231,818
20033,878200,785
20043,778232,186
20054,010210,542
20064,181191,649
20074,224278,870
20084,392157,923
20094,458160,757
Total39,3072,157,219

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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16,281
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2002
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16,001
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2007
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15,856
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2003
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15,206
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2002
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14,593
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2009
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14,281
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2001
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14,257
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2005
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14,089
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2008
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13,102
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2002
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12,977
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 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 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 96 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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