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.
20003,024271,641
20013,085243,166
20023,168242,036
20033,512204,989
20043,410242,235
20053,640217,116
20063,824200,080
20073,846294,818
20084,009165,865
20094,121170,870
Total35,6392,252,815

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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72,853
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2007
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67,163
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2004
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61,430
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2001
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43,249
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2002
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28,260
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2005
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27,939
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2006
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25,620
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2002
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19,061
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2000
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18,336
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17,517
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


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


United States 566 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 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
4. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
5. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
6. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
7. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
8. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
11. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
14. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
15. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
16. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
17. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
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