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.
20002,924271,025
20013,000240,318
20023,059239,770
20033,419205,608
20043,315242,761
20053,552217,060
20063,705200,279
20073,741293,503
20083,934166,404
20094,036171,803
Total34,6852,248,531

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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1,377
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2002
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1,373
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2009
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1,356
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2008
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1,351
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2005
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1,343
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2007
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1,331
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2001
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1,323
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 23 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 94 9%
2002 100 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 104 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 19 2%
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Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Led Zeppelin
6. Bob Dylan
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Pixies
14. The Beach Boys
15. Neil Young
16. Miles Davis
17. Bruce Springsteen
18. Kanye West
19. The Who
20. U2
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