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.
20003,435258,415
20013,457233,582
20023,548230,475
20033,902199,809
20043,790229,602
20054,026208,954
20064,196190,154
20074,244275,088
20084,412156,324
20094,479159,083
Total39,4892,141,486

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2004
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3,934
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2002
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3,911
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2000
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3,849
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2008
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3,735
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2001
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3,669
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2000
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3,654
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2006
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3,604
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2002
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3,594
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2000
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3,559
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2004
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3,529
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 96 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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