Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20003,138270,324
20013,185243,599
20023,279241,747
20033,623206,330
20043,525240,043
20053,761216,540
20063,936199,831
20073,959290,559
20084,107164,347
20094,234168,417
Total36,7472,241,736

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2000
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13,614
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2007
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13,157
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2007
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12,746
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2001
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12,375
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2004
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12,079
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2003
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11,305
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2001
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11,021
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2003
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10,775
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2004
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10,682
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2001
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10,521
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 97 10%
2008 89 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 567 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
6. Kid A by Radiohead
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Funeral by Arcade Fire
12. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
15. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
16. Nevermind by Nirvana
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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