Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20003,617246,542
20013,630226,885
20023,724221,046
20034,086193,521
20043,975219,759
20054,239199,544
20064,391182,589
20074,466260,473
20084,585151,669
20094,671150,990
Total41,3842,053,018

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Wilco, Animal Collective and The White Stripes.
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2000
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58,575
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2007
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56,888
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2006
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20,499
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2002
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14,467
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2001
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13,153
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2005
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12,273
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2003
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10,011
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2003
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9,158
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2001
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8,938
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Total albums: 219. Page 1 of 22

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 103 10%
2001 104 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 93 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 22 2%
France 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
11. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
19. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
20. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
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