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.
20004,166231,285
20014,107215,866
20024,178210,860
20034,508184,976
20044,483206,893
20054,694192,037
20064,870172,569
20075,034244,828
20085,093145,212
20095,272144,005
Total46,4051,948,530

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective, Muse and The White Stripes.
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2007
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50,704
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2000
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50,563
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2004
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41,139
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2001
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32,780
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2005
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22,989
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2002
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20,419
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2006
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18,149
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2004
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16,079
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2002
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14,881
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2000
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14,795
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 102 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 107 11%
2003 113 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 97 10%
2007 97 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 13 1%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Artists of 1984
1. Prince
2. Prince And The Revolution
3. The Smiths
4. Metallica
5. Bruce Springsteen
6. The Replacements
7. Minutemen
8. Talking Heads
9. Cocteau Twins
10. Hüsker Dü
11. Iron Maiden
12. U2
13. Echo & The Bunnymen
14. Bob Marley & The Wailers
15. Bob Marley
16. R.E.M.
17. Sade
18. Van Halen
19. Lloyd Cole And The Commotions
20. Meat Puppets
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