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.
20002,953270,717
20013,024241,639
20023,097239,746
20033,451205,485
20043,348242,102
20053,580216,840
20063,757200,120
20073,773293,843
20083,966166,599
20094,068171,566
Total35,0172,248,657

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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2009
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567
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563
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 51 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 98 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 82 8%
2005 109 11%
2006 102 10%
2007 102 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
9. Who's Next by The Who
10. Animals by Pink Floyd
11. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
12. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
13. Marquee Moon by Television
14. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. Low by David Bowie
17. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
18. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
19. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
20. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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