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.
20002,946270,422
20013,021240,870
20023,088239,341
20033,448205,137
20043,342242,095
20053,575216,787
20063,737199,645
20073,770293,292
20083,964166,377
20094,059171,702
Total34,9502,245,666

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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2005
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6,331
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2002
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6,324
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2005
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6,311
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2007
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6,163
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2002
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5,998
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2004
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5,983
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2006
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5,905
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2003
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5,834
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2005
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5,633
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2009
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5,586
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 6 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 96 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 83 8%
2005 109 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Arcade Fire
4. Tame Impala
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. Radiohead
9. The National
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Death Grips
12. Bon Iver
13. The War On Drugs
14. Car Seat Headrest
15. David Bowie
16. Arctic Monkeys
17. The Black Keys
18. Mark Kozelek
19. Fleet Foxes
20. Swans
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