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.
20003,435258,000
20013,459233,143
20023,549230,371
20033,903199,476
20043,793229,223
20054,028208,623
20064,200189,743
20074,245274,866
20084,413156,348
20094,483158,929
Total39,5082,138,721

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2004
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 96 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Tame Impala
4. Arcade Fire
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Car Seat Headrest
12. Death Grips
13. Bon Iver
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Lana Del Rey
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Swans
19. Fleet Foxes
20. Mark Kozelek
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