Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20003,023271,399
20013,082242,805
20023,162241,803
20033,511204,860
20043,410242,185
20053,636217,019
20063,821199,976
20073,846294,730
20084,004165,872
20094,117170,806
Total35,6122,251,455

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2000
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72,965
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2007
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67,074
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2004
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61,426
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2001
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43,242
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2002
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28,200
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2005
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27,843
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2006
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25,549
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2002
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18,941
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2000
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18,344
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2007
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17,466
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 61 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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14. Our 50 favourite albums of 2019 by The Vinyl Factory (2019)
15. NME Albums Of The Year 2019 by New Music Express (2019)
16. The Best Albums of 2019 by FLOOD Magazine (2019)
17. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Line Of Best Fit (2019)
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