Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20002,976269,442
20013,041241,309
20023,114239,713
20033,465204,028
20043,370241,320
20053,604215,323
20063,776198,535
20073,802292,493
20083,979165,426
20094,090169,982
Total35,2172,237,571

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

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 83 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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