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.
20003,563250,372
20013,591228,018
20023,680223,488
20034,032194,675
20043,922223,003
20054,185202,786
20064,347185,245
20074,410266,324
20084,532153,008
20094,620153,854
Total40,8822,080,773

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

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 115 12%
2004 87 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 101 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 96 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Australia 21 2%
France 21 2%
Sweden 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 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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