Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20003,165269,246
20013,213242,635
20023,309240,380
20033,645205,901
20043,547238,748
20053,779215,503
20063,956199,439
20073,974289,485
20084,122163,623
20094,250167,525
Total36,9602,232,486

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Muse, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2005
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 97 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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