Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20002,926271,190
20013,000240,547
20023,060239,842
20033,419206,046
20043,317243,073
20053,553217,051
20063,707200,369
20073,743293,461
20083,935166,488
20094,036171,654
Total34,6962,249,722

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2001
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1,377
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2002
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1,355
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2009
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1,354
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2008
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1,351
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2005
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1,342
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2007
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1,330
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 23 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 95 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 95 10%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
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