Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20003,385261,473
20013,411235,470
20023,502233,374
20033,841201,755
20043,753234,352
20053,981211,718
20064,153193,298
20074,192282,580
20084,358159,532
20094,433161,985
Total39,0092,175,537

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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2000
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2006
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252
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993.
Blur: The Best Of 
Compilation
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2000
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Sawdust 
Compilation
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2007
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251
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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