Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
20002,872418,316
20012,938370,729
20023,009372,867
20033,376322,388
20043,268382,661
20053,502332,028
20063,646311,943
20073,693458,797
20083,873260,699
20093,965271,166
Total34,1423,501,593

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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2001
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12,915
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2001
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12,158
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2009
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11,968
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2005
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11,757
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2006
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11,729
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2001
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11,264
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2005
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11,237
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2007
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11,183
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2001
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10,947
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2002
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10,487
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 91 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 100 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 99 10%
2009 102 10%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 225 23%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 25 3%
Sweden 23 2%
Australia 22 2%
France 19 2%
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