Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 39,000 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.
20002,901420,746
20012,974373,537
20023,036375,272
20033,392324,481
20043,285385,334
20053,520333,685
20063,666313,097
20073,709460,727
20083,892262,040
20093,989272,271
Total34,3643,521,190

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Muse, Arctic Monkeys, The White Stripes, Animal Collective, Wilco and Sufjan Stevens.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 92 9%
2001 94 9%
2002 99 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 91 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 101 10%
2007 106 11%
2008 98 10%
2009 102 10%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 226 23%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 24 2%
Sweden 23 2%
Australia 22 2%
France 20 2%
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Best Albums of the 2000s
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. Funeral by Arcade Fire
3. In Rainbows by Radiohead
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
6. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
7. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
8. Elephant by The White Stripes
9. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
10. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
11. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
12. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
13. Amnesiac by Radiohead
14. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
15. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
16. Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
17. The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse
18. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
19. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
20. Demon Days by Gorillaz


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