Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20004,156232,372
20014,090216,218
20024,167211,627
20034,497185,819
20044,472207,914
20054,684193,010
20064,857173,090
20075,021245,601
20085,073145,820
20095,240144,047
Total46,2571,955,517

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective, Muse and The White Stripes.
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Year of Release:
2001
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10,613
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2007
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10,605
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2000
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10,213
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2004
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10,026
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2007
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10,009
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2001
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9,593
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2006
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9,328
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2004
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9,272
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2003
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9,229
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 102 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 106 11%
2003 113 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 97 10%
2007 97 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
The Black Keys 5 1%
Opeth 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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