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.
20003,219269,887
20013,256242,892
20023,355239,649
20033,694206,128
20043,593239,643
20053,839216,240
20063,990198,784
20074,043290,024
20084,192163,753
20094,297167,115
Total37,4782,234,115

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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2006
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258
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Mothership
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2007
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of 2000
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
3. The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse
4. Since I Left You by The Avalanches
5. Parachutes by Coldplay
6. The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
7. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea by PJ Harvey
8. Stankonia by OutKast
9. Relationship Of Command by At The Drive-In
10. Rated R by Queens Of The Stone Age
11. White Pony by Deftones
12. Voodoo by D'Angelo
13. Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park
14. Figure 8 by Elliott Smith
15. All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2
16. De Stijl by The White Stripes
17. Dopethrone by Electric Wizard
18. Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams
19. The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy
20. Deltron 3030 by Deltron 3030
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