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.
20003,385260,990
20013,416234,963
20023,502233,023
20033,843201,746
20043,754233,946
20053,982211,545
20064,157192,923
20074,193281,857
20084,359159,365
20094,433161,977
Total39,0242,172,335

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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2006
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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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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 564 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 31 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%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. The National
9. Radiohead
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Car Seat Headrest
12. Death Grips
13. Bon Iver
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Lana Del Rey
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Fleet Foxes
19. Swans
20. The Black Keys
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