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.
20004,228229,917
20014,155215,288
20024,217209,827
20034,552184,525
20044,526206,225
20054,742191,404
20064,892171,919
20075,075244,009
20085,140145,204
20095,311143,648
Total46,8381,941,966

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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2007
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50,466
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2000
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50,219
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2004
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40,699
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2001
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32,700
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2005
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22,892
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2002
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20,155
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2006
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18,018
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2004
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16,077
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2002
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14,738
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2000
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14,681
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 103 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 107 11%
2003 114 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 109 11%
2006 97 10%
2007 96 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 102 10%
Country Albums %


United States 553 55%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Sweden 23 2%
France 23 2%
Australia 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 13 1%
Live? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 994 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. In Rainbows by Radiohead
6. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
7. Kid A by Radiohead
8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
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. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
19. Doolittle by Pixies
20. London Calling by The Clash
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