Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20002,946270,526
20013,021240,892
20023,088239,439
20033,447205,170
20043,341242,135
20053,576216,756
20063,736199,639
20073,769293,273
20083,963166,453
20094,058171,687
Total34,9452,245,972

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2000
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4,110
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2003
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4,034
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2007
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4,018
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2006
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3,995
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2002
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3,989
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2001
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3,844
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2006
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3,803
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2000
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3,776
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2002
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3,725
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2008
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3,679
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 9 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 96 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 83 8%
2005 109 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 103 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. Arcade Fire
8. The Rolling Stones
9. Nirvana
10. The Velvet Underground
11. The Smiths
12. Kendrick Lamar
13. Pixies
14. Neil Young
15. The Beach Boys
16. Miles Davis
17. Kanye West
18. Bruce Springsteen
19. The Who
20. R.E.M.
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