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.
20003,278268,270
20013,304242,512
20023,403238,539
20033,732205,845
20043,670239,539
20053,897215,802
20064,048198,800
20074,084288,083
20084,236163,008
20094,342165,936
Total37,9942,226,334

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 102 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 104 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Australia 21 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 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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