Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20003,370262,299
20013,391237,137
20023,480234,654
20033,823202,740
20043,740235,482
20053,960212,493
20064,122194,181
20074,167282,939
20084,320160,046
20094,414163,368
Total38,7872,185,342

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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2005
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1,278
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2009
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1,275
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2003
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1,274
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2001
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1,268
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2007
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1,262
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2008
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1,257
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2007
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1,257
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2002
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1,236
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2000
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1,236
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2005
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1,228
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 24 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 104 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 100 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
The Decemberists 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 30 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 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Artists of 2005
1. Sufjan Stevens
2. Gorillaz
3. Kanye West
4. Bloc Party
5. Sigur Rós
6. Bright Eyes
7. The National
8. Coldplay
9. Animal Collective
10. Porcupine Tree
11. Death Cab For Cutie
12. System Of A Down
13. Antony & The Johnsons
14. My Morning Jacket
15. The Mars Volta
16. LCD Soundsystem
17. Kate Bush
18. Sleater-Kinney
19. The Decemberists
20. The White Stripes
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