Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20003,165269,267
20013,211242,372
20023,308240,365
20033,645205,900
20043,547238,861
20053,779215,456
20063,956199,427
20073,974289,454
20084,122163,589
20094,253167,610
Total36,9602,232,301

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 99 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 98 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 568 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2010s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
3. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
4. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
5. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
6. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
7. Gorilla vs. Bear’s Albums of the Decade | 2010-2019 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
8. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
11. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
12. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
13. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
14. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
16. StuBru albums of 2010s by StuBru (2017)
17. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
18. 100 greatest albums of the 2010s by cleveland.com (2019)
19. Top 108 Best Albums Of The 2010s by 108 Mics (2020)
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