Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20003,028271,734
20013,088243,269
20023,168242,066
20033,514205,110
20043,417242,094
20053,646216,655
20063,826199,834
20073,847294,898
20084,013165,717
20094,119170,383
Total35,6662,251,761

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco, Sufjan Stevens and The White Stripes.
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2002
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17,425
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2003
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17,042
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16,883
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2007
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16,867
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16,039
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2009
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15,931
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2001
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15,741
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2008
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14,571
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2005
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14,271
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2000
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13,860
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 2 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 108 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 61 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
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1. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
2. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
3. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
4. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
5. ...And Justice For All by Metallica
6. Tracy Chapman by Tracy Chapman
7. Isn't Anything by My Bloody Valentine
8. Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A
9. Green by R.E.M.
10. Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction
11. Operation: Mindcrime by Queensrÿche
12. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden
13. I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen
14. The Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 by The Traveling Wilburys
15. If I Should Fall From Grace With God by The Pogues
16. Tender Prey by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
17. 16 Lovers Lane by The Go-Betweens
18. Viva Hate by Morrissey
19. Rattle And Hum by U2
20. Starfish by The Church
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