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.
20003,212269,368
20013,255242,599
20023,355239,260
20033,693206,123
20043,590239,309
20053,838215,738
20063,990198,591
20074,041289,623
20084,187163,716
20094,289166,713
Total37,4502,231,039

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 99 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 98 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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5. Folklore by Taylor Swift
6. Shore by Fleet Foxes
7. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
8. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
9. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
10. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
11. After Hours by The Weeknd
12. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
13. Heaven To A Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
14. Rough And Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
15. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
16. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
17. Miss Anthropocene by Grimes
18. Song Machine: Season One by Gorillaz
19. Lianne La Havas by Lianne La Havas
20. Sawayama by Rina Sawayama
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