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.
20003,519254,062
20013,528229,465
20023,622226,397
20033,971196,047
20043,866226,189
20054,121205,549
20064,275186,695
20074,327270,475
20084,472154,689
20094,548156,636
Total40,2492,106,204

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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62,493
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2007
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59,808
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2004
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51,355
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2001
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37,789
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2005
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25,695
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2002
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24,367
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2006
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22,045
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2004
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17,691
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2000
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17,441
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2002
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17,183
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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 98 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 31 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%
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3. Disintegration by The Cure
4. Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
5. On Fire by Galaxie 500
6. Bleach by Nirvana (US)
7. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
8. 3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul
9. Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
10. New York by Lou Reed
11. Technique by New Order
12. Like A Prayer by Madonna
13. The Real Thing by Faith No More
14. The Sensual World by Kate Bush
15. 13 Songs by Fugazi
16. Hats by The Blue Nile
17. Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
18. Pump by Aerosmith
19. Floating Into The Night by Julee Cruise
20. Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan
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