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.
20003,529253,826
20013,535228,842
20023,639225,702
20033,997196,089
20043,879225,893
20054,140204,975
20064,289186,753
20074,338269,371
20084,479154,521
20094,569156,418
Total40,3942,102,391

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. Fleetwood Mac
8. The Who
9. Black Sabbath
10. Genesis
11. Stevie Wonder
12. Bob Dylan
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Yes
15. Joni Mitchell
16. Paul McCartney
17. Nick Drake
18. Joy Division
19. Bob Marley
20. Queen
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