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.
20003,511254,556
20013,527229,791
20023,616226,844
20033,965196,483
20043,862226,620
20054,113205,882
20064,270186,935
20074,325271,206
20084,460155,008
20094,544156,978
Total40,1932,110,302

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and Kanye West.
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2000
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62,665
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2007
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59,978
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2004
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51,653
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2001
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37,919
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2005
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25,786
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2002
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24,559
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2006
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22,023
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2004
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17,689
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2000
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17,505
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2002
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17,238
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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3. Howlin' Wolf by Howlin' Wolf
4. Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
5. Green Onions by Booker T. & The M.G.'s
6. Go by Dexter Gordon
7. Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus
8. Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles by Françoise Hardy
9. The Bridge by Sonny Rollins
10. Jazz Samba by Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd
11. Coltrane "Live" At The Village Vanguard by John Coltrane
12. Takin' Off by Herbie Hancock
13. Crying by Roy Orbison
14. Peter, Paul And Mary by Peter, Paul And Mary
15. Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus
16. Surfin' Safari by The Beach Boys
17. Mosaic by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
18. Coltrane by John Coltrane Quartet
19. Surfer's Choice by Dick Dale And His Del-Tones
20. Sentimentally Yours by Patsy Cline
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