Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20004,144232,524
20014,067216,138
20024,139211,741
20034,453185,786
20044,426208,356
20054,659193,228
20064,834173,482
20075,000246,816
20085,031145,842
20095,217144,308
Total45,9701,958,221

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Sufjan Stevens, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Animal Collective, Muse and The White Stripes.
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2002
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3,218
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2000
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3,216
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2006
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3,092
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2008
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3,071
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2000
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3,005
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2008
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2,994
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2006
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2,976
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2004
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2,884
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2001
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2,840
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 10 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 102 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 105 11%
2003 113 11%
2004 85 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 96 10%
2007 97 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
Bright Eyes 5 1%
Wilco 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Porcupine Tree 5 1%
Opeth 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 549 55%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 986 99%
Yes 14 1%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Recognised  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
2. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
3. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
4. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
5. Gorilla vs. Bear Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
6. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
7. BrooklynVegan's Top Albums of 2010s by BrooklynVegan (2020)
8. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
9. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
10. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
11. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
12. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
13. The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s by Spin (2020)
14. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
15. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
16. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
17. The 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Paste (2019)
18. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
19. BEST OF 2011 - 2020: Die besten Alben des Jahrzehnts by laut (2020)
20. Die besten Platten 2010-2019 by Spex (2019)
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