Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20003,255269,070
20013,286242,600
20023,382238,894
20033,716204,936
20043,632239,090
20053,874215,506
20064,029198,735
20074,065288,715
20084,216162,874
20094,318166,436
Total37,7732,226,856

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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2000
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13,449
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2007
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12,748
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2001
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2007
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12,445
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2004
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12,040
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2003
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11,348
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2001
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10,857
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2000
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10,635
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2003
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10,590
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2001
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10,537
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Coldplay 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 27 3%
Australia 22 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Neil Young
14. Pixies
15. The Beach Boys
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. R.E.M.
20. The Who
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