Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20003,370262,361
20013,391237,145
20023,479234,799
20033,822202,864
20043,739235,612
20053,959212,427
20064,121194,296
20074,166283,130
20084,320160,171
20094,412163,531
Total38,7792,186,335

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 87 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 104 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
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