Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20004,144232,595
20014,067216,157
20024,138211,737
20034,452185,820
20044,424208,397
20054,659193,111
20064,834173,461
20074,998246,842
20085,031145,849
20095,217144,265
Total45,9641,958,234

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Muse, Animal Collective and The White Stripes.
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2008
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233
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2002
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2004
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232
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2005
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232
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2009
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231
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 102 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 113 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 96 10%
2007 97 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Kendrick Lamar
11. Nirvana
12. Neil Young
13. The Smiths
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. R.E.M.
19. Jimi Hendrix
20. Bruce Springsteen
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