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.
20003,347264,912
20013,362238,685
20023,462235,893
20033,803204,072
20043,720237,233
20053,944213,616
20064,108196,524
20074,142285,016
20084,301161,522
20094,395164,459
Total38,5842,201,932

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 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%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 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 1985
1. Kate Bush
2. Tom Waits
3. Dire Straits
4. The Smiths
5. The Jesus And Mary Chain
6. The Cure
7. Tears For Fears
8. The Replacements
9. New Order
10. Prefab Sprout
11. Marillion
12. The Pogues
13. Hüsker Dü
14. The Fall
15. The Waterboys
16. R.E.M.
17. Prince
18. Talking Heads
19. Prince And The Revolution
20. The Cult
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