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.
20003,384260,605
20013,416234,892
20023,502233,094
20033,843201,738
20043,754233,841
20053,983211,606
20064,157192,864
20074,194281,766
20084,360159,424
20094,434161,887
Total39,0272,171,717

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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2003
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997.
Blur: The Best Of 
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Sawdust 
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2007
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 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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2. Bob Dylan
3. The Beatles
4. James Brown
5. Sam Cooke
6. Thelonious Monk
7. The Thelonious Monk Quartet
8. The Beach Boys
9. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
10. John Coltrane
11. Jorge Ben
12. Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
13. The Oscar Peterson Trio
14. Oscar Peterson
15. Kenny Burrell
16. Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
17. Roy Orbison
18. John Coltrane Quartet
19. John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
20. Jimmy Smith
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