Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20002,953270,717
20013,024241,639
20023,097239,746
20033,451205,485
20043,348242,102
20053,580216,840
20063,757200,120
20073,773293,843
20083,966166,599
20094,068171,566
Total35,0172,248,657

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2002
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17,398
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2003
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17,091
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16,987
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2007
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16,429
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15,898
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15,843
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2009
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15,825
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2008
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14,520
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2005
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14,283
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2000
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14,278
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 98 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 82 8%
2005 109 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 102 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Best Albums of 1953
1. Black Coffee by Peggy Lee
2. Sonny Rollins With The Modern Jazz Quartet by Sonny Rollins
3. La Vie En Rose by Edith Piaf
4. Chante Les Chansons Poétiques no1 by Georges Brassens
5. Dean Martin Sings by Dean Martin
6. Wagner: Tristan Und Isolde by Wilhelm Furtwängler / Philharmonia Orchestra
7. Songs By Tom Lehrer by Tom Lehrer
8. An Evening With Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday
9. Jazz At Oberlin by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
10. Inca Taqui by Yma Sumac
11. Moondog And His Friends by Moondog
12. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" by Wilhelm Furtwangler / Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
13. Calamity Jane by Doris Day
14. New Concepts Of Artistry In Rhythm by Stan Kenton
15. Charlie Parker by Charlie Parker
16. Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen by Wilhelm Furtwängler / Orchestra Sinfonica E Coro Della Radio Italiana
17. Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana by Tullio Serafin / Coro E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala Di Milano
18. Nat King Cole Sings For Two In Love by Nat King Cole
19. Dvořák: Symphony No. 5 In E Minor, Op. 95 "From The New World" by George Szell / The Cleveland Orchestra
20. Young Man With A Horn by Miles Davis
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