Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,348264,993
20013,364238,689
20023,462236,086
20033,805204,086
20043,721237,214
20053,946213,615
20064,108196,479
20074,143284,990
20084,301161,626
20094,397164,442
Total38,5952,202,218

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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2002
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6,288
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2007
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5,969
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2005
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5,914
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2003
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5,877
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2007
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5,817
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2005
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5,742
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2008
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5,653
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2006
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5,623
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2004
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5,486
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2006
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5,485
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 6 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 98 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 102 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of 1968
1. The Beatles
2. Van Morrison
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
5. The Zombies
6. The Velvet Underground
7. The Rolling Stones
8. The Kinks
9. The Band
10. Johnny Cash
11. Simon & Garfunkel
12. The Byrds
13. Frank Zappa
14. Aretha Franklin
15. The Mothers Of Invention
16. Pink Floyd
17. The Doors
18. Os Mutantes
19. Big Brother And The Holding Company
20. The United States Of America
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