Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20003,351264,446
20013,368238,677
20023,464236,000
20033,808203,795
20043,724236,835
20053,949213,660
20064,112195,870
20074,153284,626
20084,306161,344
20094,399164,182
Total38,6342,199,434

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 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 21 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
12. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
13. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
17. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
18. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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