Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20003,256269,241
20013,284242,718
20023,382238,991
20033,715205,066
20043,632239,223
20053,870215,500
20064,030198,826
20074,063288,678
20084,214162,987
20094,317166,498
Total37,7632,227,727

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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259
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2005
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258
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2008
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257
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257
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257
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256
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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