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.
20004,157232,318
20014,091216,166
20024,167211,577
20034,497185,771
20044,473207,865
20054,685192,966
20064,858173,046
20075,023245,550
20085,073145,786
20095,240144,016
Total46,2641,955,064

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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2001
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32,961
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2005
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23,053
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2002
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20,458
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2002
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14,915
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2007
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13,656
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2007
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12,844
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2003
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12,783
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2002
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12,019
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2002
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11,614
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2008
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11,306
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 102 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 106 11%
2003 113 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 97 10%
2007 98 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Radiohead 6 1%
Animal Collective 6 1%
The Black Keys 5 0%
Opeth 5 0%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 0%
Wilco 5 0%
Bright Eyes 5 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 13 1%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. In Rainbows by Radiohead
7. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
14. Nevermind by Nirvana
15. Funeral by Arcade Fire
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
18. Doolittle by Pixies
19. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
20. London Calling by The Clash
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