Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20002,953270,516
20013,023241,654
20023,097239,745
20033,451205,581
20043,347242,022
20053,579216,711
20063,755200,035
20073,773293,610
20083,965166,374
20094,067171,546
Total35,0102,247,794

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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263
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263
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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 100 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 82 8%
2005 109 11%
2006 104 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Best Artists of 1967
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. The Velvet Underground & Nico
4. The Doors
5. Jimi Hendrix
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. Love
8. Pink Floyd
9. Leonard Cohen
10. Cream
11. Jefferson Airplane
12. The Moody Blues
13. Aretha Franklin
14. The Kinks
15. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
16. The Who
17. Nico
18. The Rolling Stones
19. The Beach Boys
20. Bob Dylan
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