Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20003,595247,543
20013,608227,132
20023,704221,929
20034,057193,922
20043,949220,393
20054,209200,782
20064,373183,643
20074,438263,130
20084,552151,964
20094,644151,526
Total41,1292,061,965

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

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 101 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 93 9%
2009 95 10%
Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
France 21 2%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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