Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 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.
20004,072235,466
20014,001218,778
20024,072214,120
20034,388187,836
20044,336209,877
20054,623194,945
20064,791175,285
20074,955250,002
20084,978146,761
20095,160145,589
Total45,3761,978,659

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:
2005
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4,761
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2004
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4,687
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2006
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4,663
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2007
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4,598
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2006
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4,537
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2005
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4,533
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2003
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4,522
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2009
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4,414
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2004
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4,323
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2007
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 104 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 107 11%
2003 112 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 97 10%
2008 88 9%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
Opeth 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 556 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 55 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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