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.
20003,419258,631
20013,438233,601
20023,531231,657
20033,879200,573
20043,779231,777
20054,010210,247
20064,183191,612
20074,225278,441
20084,393157,521
20094,458160,528
Total39,3152,154,589

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 96 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 1980s
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
3. Remain In Light by Talking Heads
4. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
5. Disintegration by The Cure
6. The Joshua Tree by U2
7. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
8. Hounds Of Love by Kate Bush
9. Closer by Joy Division
10. Thriller by Michael Jackson
11. Purple Rain by Prince And The Revolution
12. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
13. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
14. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
15. Appetite For Destruction by Guns N' Roses
16. Graceland by Paul Simon
17. Back In Black by AC/DC
18. Murmur by R.E.M.
19. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
20. Moving Pictures by Rush
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