Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20003,252269,641
20013,279242,874
20023,377239,400
20033,713205,354
20043,625239,555
20053,864215,984
20064,026198,865
20074,059289,232
20084,214163,333
20094,316166,847
Total37,7252,231,086

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Muse, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2003
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258
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 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. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
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. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Funeral by Arcade Fire
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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