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.
20003,511254,556
20013,527229,791
20023,616226,844
20033,965196,483
20043,862226,620
20054,113205,882
20064,270186,935
20074,325271,206
20084,460155,008
20094,544156,978
Total40,1932,110,302

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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12,160
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2001
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11,982
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2007
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11,706
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2007
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11,516
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2004
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11,236
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2003
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10,319
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2004
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10,189
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2000
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10,112
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2001
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9,824
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2006
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9,725
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 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 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 19 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%
Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
3. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Bends by Radiohead
5. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
6. Ten by Pearl Jam
7. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
8. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
10. In Utero by Nirvana (US)
11. Grace by Jeff Buckley
12. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
13. Illmatic by Nas
14. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
15. Dummy by Portishead
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Homogenic by Björk
19. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
20. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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