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.
20003,398259,596
20013,426234,182
20023,510232,685
20033,857200,727
20043,765232,711
20053,997211,096
20064,169192,417
20074,210280,260
20084,373159,048
20094,444161,253
Total39,1492,163,975

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 99 10%
2001 104 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 560 56%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 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 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
3. Nevermind by Nirvana
4. The Bends by Radiohead
5. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
6. Ten by Pearl Jam
7. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
8. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
9. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
10. Grace by Jeff Buckley
11. In Utero by Nirvana
12. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
13. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
14. Illmatic by Nas
15. Dummy by Portishead
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Pinkerton by Weezer
19. Homogenic by Björk
20. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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