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.
20003,277268,315
20013,303242,619
20023,402238,487
20033,732205,835
20043,669239,598
20053,897215,939
20064,047198,871
20074,084288,163
20084,235163,066
20094,341165,977
Total37,9872,226,871

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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2009
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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 103 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 104 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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