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.
20003,350264,673
20013,365238,764
20023,464235,971
20033,807203,741
20043,724237,088
20053,948213,636
20064,110195,774
20074,150284,693
20084,306161,417
20094,398164,156
Total38,6222,199,913

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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6,293
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2003
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5,972
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2007
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5,960
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2005
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5,914
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2007
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5,825
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2005
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5,728
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2008
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5,648
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2006
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5,614
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2006
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5,502
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2004
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5,495
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 6 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 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%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
4. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
5. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
6. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
7. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
8. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
9. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
10. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
11. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
12. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
13. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
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