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.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
20004,156232,372
20014,090216,218
20024,167211,627
20034,497185,819
20044,472207,914
20054,684193,010
20064,857173,090
20075,021245,601
20085,073145,820
20095,240144,047
Total46,2571,955,517

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.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Collector's summary (filtered)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!

This chart is currently filtered to only show soundtrack albums. (Remove this filter)

Sort by
168.
Into The Wild 
Soundtrack
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2007
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,621
Rank in 2007:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2001
Appears in:
Rank Score:
626
Rank in 2001:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2000
Appears in:
Rank Score:
474
Rank in 2000:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
567.
Amélie 
Soundtrack
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2001
Appears in:
Rank Score:
446
Rank in 2001:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2001
Appears in:
Rank Score:
428
Rank in 2001:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
679.
France Air
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2000
Appears in:
Rank Score:
373
Rank in 2000:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
767.
Selmasongs 
Soundtrack
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2000
Appears in:
Rank Score:
321
Rank in 2000:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2003
Appears in:
Rank Score:
294
Rank in 2003:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2001
Appears in:
Rank Score:
272
Rank in 2001:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
907.
FLCL: Original Sound Track No. 3 
Soundtrack compilation
Buy album United States
  • Amazon
  • eBay
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
  • #Sponsored
Year of Release:
2005
Appears in:
Rank Score:
257
Rank in 2005:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 10. Page 1 of 1

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 97 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


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


United States 550 55%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
Sweden 23 2%
France 22 2%
Australia 19 2%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 2020s
1. Ants From Up There by Black Country, New Road
2. The New Abnormal by The Strokes
3. Fetch The Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple
4. Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers
5. Sometimes I Might Be Introvert by Little Simz
6. For The First Time by Black Country, New Road
7. Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You by Big Thief
8. Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers by Kendrick Lamar
9. Promises by Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra
10. Folklore by Taylor Swift
11. What's Your Pleasure? by Jessie Ware
12. Shore by Fleet Foxes
13. Blue Rev by Alvvays
14. A Light For Attracting Attention by The Smile
15. How I'm Feeling Now by Charli XCX
16. Hellfire by Black Midi
17. RTJ4 by Run The Jewels
18. After Hours by The Weeknd
19. Jubilee by Japanese Breakfast
20. Call Me If You Get Lost by Tyler, The Creator
Back to Top