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.
20003,297267,550
20013,319241,587
20023,406237,721
20033,739205,668
20043,673239,094
20053,902214,931
20064,061198,272
20074,090287,317
20084,242162,505
20094,348165,515
Total38,0772,220,159

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 103 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 90 9%
2005 103 10%
2006 103 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 101 10%
Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 29 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of the 2000s
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. In Rainbows by Radiohead
3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
6. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
7. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
8. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
9. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
10. Madvillainy by Madvillain
11. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
12. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
13. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
14. Elephant by The White Stripes
15. Amnesiac by Radiohead
16. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
17. Merriweather Post Pavilion by Animal Collective
18. Demon Days by Gorillaz
19. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
20. Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age
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