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.
20003,516254,367
20013,527229,802
20023,619226,575
20033,969196,244
20043,865226,442
20054,116205,768
20064,272186,846
20074,327270,684
20084,461154,810
20094,544156,846
Total40,2162,108,384

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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2003
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of 1955
1. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
2. Sarah Vaughan by Sarah Vaughan
3. Rock Around The Clock by Bill Haley And His Comets
4. Julie Is Her Name by Julie London
5. Ramblin' Man by Hank Williams
6. Concert By The Sea by Erroll Garner
7. Study In Brown by Clifford Brown & Max Roach
8. Shake, Rattle And Roll by Bill Haley And His Comets
9. Dinah Jams by Dinah Washington
10. Satch Plays Fats by Louis Armstrong
11. Lullabies Of Birdland by Ella Fitzgerald
12. Sarah Vaughan In Hi-Fi by Sarah Vaughan
13. Blue Moods by Miles Davis
14. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 by Wilhelm Furtwängler / Bayreuth Festpiele Orchester Und Chor
15. Lennie Tristano by Lennie Tristano
16. Diz And Getz by Stan Getz & Dizzy Gillespie
17. Les And Mary by Les Paul & Mary Ford
18. Chet Atkins In Three Dimensions by Chet Atkins
19. Lotte Lenya Singt Kurt Weill by Lotte Lenya
20. Hamp & Getz by Stan Getz / Lionel Hampton
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