Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,318266,593
20013,337240,309
20023,433237,187
20033,774204,794
20043,700238,024
20053,932214,725
20064,096197,331
20074,112286,599
20084,260162,078
20094,355165,240
Total38,3172,212,880

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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68,665
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2007
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64,643
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2004
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57,076
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2001
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41,387
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2005
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27,527
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2002
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26,280
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2006
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24,128
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2002
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18,756
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2000
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18,658
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2004
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18,183
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 100 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 104 10%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. The Who
8. Fleetwood Mac
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Bruce Springsteen
12. Bob Dylan
13. Stevie Wonder
14. Yes
15. Joy Division
16. Nick Drake
17. Paul McCartney
18. Joni Mitchell
19. Queen
20. Bob Marley
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