Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20003,547251,897
20013,560228,261
20023,671224,088
20034,023195,329
20043,909223,881
20054,167203,714
20064,326185,903
20074,401267,561
20084,520153,476
20094,603154,951
Total40,7272,089,060

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and Kanye West.
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2009
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7,594
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2006
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7,444
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2000
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7,011
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2003
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6,954
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2002
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6,940
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2008
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6,542
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2001
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6,237
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2001
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6,158
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2007
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6,044
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 5 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 115 12%
2004 87 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 101 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 22 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 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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3. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
4. Folklore by Taylor Swift
5. Shore by Fleet Foxes
6. After Hours by The Weeknd
7. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
8. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
9. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
10. The Ascension by Sufjan Stevens
11. The Slow Rush by Tame Impala
12. Song Machine: Season One by Gorillaz
13. Set My Heart On Fire Immediately by Perfume Genius
14. Future Nostalgia by Dua Lipa
15. Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee
16. Circles by Mac Miller
17. Rough And Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan
18. We Will Always Love You by The Avalanches
19. Heaven To A Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor
20. Whole Lotta Red by Playboi Carti
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