Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20004,144232,524
20014,067216,138
20024,139211,741
20034,453185,786
20044,426208,356
20054,659193,228
20064,834173,482
20075,000246,816
20085,031145,842
20095,217144,308
Total45,9701,958,221

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Muse, Animal Collective and The White Stripes.
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Year of Release:
2004
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4,731
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2005
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4,691
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2006
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4,532
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2007
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4,529
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2006
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4,517
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2003
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4,488
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2005
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4,417
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Year of Release:
2004
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4,367
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2009
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4,363
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2007
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 102 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 113 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 96 10%
2007 97 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Opeth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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