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.
20003,349264,688
20013,364238,579
20023,463235,971
20033,805203,684
20043,723237,070
20053,948213,725
20064,108195,926
20074,145284,747
20084,302161,372
20094,397164,198
Total38,6042,199,960

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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2009
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5,426
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2000
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5,407
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2003
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5,396
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2002
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5,358
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2007
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5,288
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2000
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5,189
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2005
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5,002
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2005
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4,966
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2004
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4,928
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2008
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4,902
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 98 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 21 2%
France 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%
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