Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,351264,446
20013,368238,677
20023,464236,000
20033,808203,795
20043,724236,835
20053,949213,660
20064,112195,870
20074,153284,626
20084,306161,344
20094,399164,182
Total38,6342,199,434

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 21 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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