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.
20003,514254,564
20013,528229,803
20023,616226,772
20033,965196,542
20043,862226,616
20054,113205,912
20064,270186,930
20074,325271,205
20084,460155,089
20094,544156,996
Total40,1972,110,429

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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2004
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242
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2009
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241
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240
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240
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 20 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%
Best Artists of 2010
1. Kanye West
2. Arcade Fire
3. The National
4. Beach House
5. LCD Soundsystem
6. Gorillaz
7. Deerhunter
8. Sufjan Stevens
9. The Black Keys
10. Tame Impala
11. Joanna Newsom
12. Vampire Weekend
13. Janelle Monáe
14. Flying Lotus
15. MGMT
16. The Tallest Man On Earth
17. Titus Andronicus
18. Foals
19. Broken Bells
20. Robyn
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