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.
20003,435258,522
20013,457233,287
20023,547230,575
20033,901199,881
20043,791229,652
20054,026208,978
20064,196190,114
20074,244275,147
20084,415156,227
20094,476158,996
Total39,4882,141,379

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, 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 100 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 96 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. Nevermind by Nirvana
3. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
4. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
5. The Bends by Radiohead
6. Ten by Pearl Jam
7. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
8. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
9. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
10. Grace by Jeff Buckley
11. In Utero by Nirvana
12. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
13. Illmatic by Nas
14. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
15. Dummy by Portishead
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Homogenic by Björk
19. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
20. Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) by Wu-Tang Clan
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