Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20003,632245,339
20013,652226,174
20023,749219,845
20034,104192,873
20044,003219,050
20054,272200,242
20064,418179,986
20074,492259,337
20084,599150,434
20094,693150,691
Total41,6142,043,971

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Wilco, Animal Collective and Phil Elverum.
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2001
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237
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 104 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 93 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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