Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20003,545251,684
20013,560228,051
20023,668223,990
20034,022195,139
20043,908223,780
20054,167203,665
20064,326185,768
20074,401267,381
20084,520153,374
20094,603154,902
Total40,7202,087,734

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and Kanye West.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 100 10%
2003 115 12%
2004 87 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 101 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 22 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of 1996
1. If You're Feeling Sinister by Belle And Sebastian
2. Pinkerton by Weezer
3. Endtroducing..... by DJ Shadow
4. Odelay by Beck
5. Ænima by Tool
6. Long Season by フィッシュマンズ [Fishmans]
7. Soundtracks For The Blind by Swans
8. Tigermilk by Belle And Sebastian
9. ATLiens by OutKast
10. Richard D. James Album by Aphex Twin
11. Sublime by Sublime
12. Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers
13. The Score by Fugees
14. Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z
15. Murder Ballads by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
16. Being There by Wilco
17. On Avery Island by Neutral Milk Hotel
18. New Adventures In Hi-Fi by R.E.M.
19. This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About by Modest Mouse
20. Beautiful Freak by Eels
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