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.
20003,209269,458
20013,253242,697
20023,354239,353
20033,691206,362
20043,590239,267
20053,836215,824
20063,990198,674
20074,039289,772
20084,185163,778
20094,289166,874
Total37,4362,232,059

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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2007
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261
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261
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261
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260
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260
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259
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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 103 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 566 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 20 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 Albums of 1982
1. Thriller by Michael Jackson
2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
4. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
5. Pornography by The Cure
6. 1999 by Prince
7. Avalon by Roxy Music
8. Rio by Duran Duran
9. The Nightfly by Donald Fagen
10. Love Over Gold by Dire Straits
11. Imperial Bedroom by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
12. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) by Simple Minds
13. Combat Rock by The Clash
14. Big Science by Laurie Anderson
15. Bad Brains by Bad Brains
16. Peter Gabriel IV by Peter Gabriel
17. English Settlement by XTC
18. Screaming For Vengeance by Judas Priest
19. Hex Enduction Hour by The Fall
20. The Lexicon Of Love by ABC
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