Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 greatest album charts.

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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.
20002,857416,214
20012,919369,824
20022,993371,755
20033,352321,645
20043,247381,235
20053,480331,274
20063,628310,855
20073,680458,449
20083,855259,739
20093,950270,227
Total33,9613,491,215

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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2000
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3,061
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2003
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3,037
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2005
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2,992
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2000
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2,985
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2007
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2,971
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2003
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2,931
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2005
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2,913
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2003
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2,873
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2005
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2,829
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2,824
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 100 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 105 11%
2008 100 10%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 227 23%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 22 2%
France 19 2%
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