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.
20003,350264,745
20013,365238,711
20023,464236,013
20033,806203,832
20043,724237,160
20053,948213,693
20064,110195,831
20074,148284,790
20084,305161,450
20094,398164,201
Total38,6182,200,425

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 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Artists of the 2010s
1. Kendrick Lamar
2. Kanye West
3. Arcade Fire
4. Tame Impala
5. Beach House
6. Frank Ocean
7. Sufjan Stevens
8. The National
9. Radiohead
10. Vampire Weekend
11. Car Seat Headrest
12. Death Grips
13. Bon Iver
14. The War On Drugs
15. David Bowie
16. Lana Del Rey
17. Arctic Monkeys
18. Swans
19. Fleet Foxes
20. Mark Kozelek
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