Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20003,617246,718
20013,631227,000
20023,726221,085
20034,086193,663
20043,976219,891
20054,242199,492
20064,394182,638
20074,471260,571
20084,587151,716
20094,676151,038
Total41,4062,053,813

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Wilco, Animal Collective and The White Stripes.
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2001
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11,455
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2000
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11,381
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2007
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11,179
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2007
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10,768
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2004
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10,637
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2004
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10,050
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2003
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9,999
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2001
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9,784
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2006
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9,710
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2000
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9,573
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 103 10%
2001 104 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 98 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 93 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 559 56%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 22 2%
France 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of 1958
1. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
2. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
3. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
4. Milestones by Miles Davis
5. Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
6. Frank Sinatra Sings For Only The Lonely by Frank Sinatra
7. Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud by Miles Davis
8. Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
10. Basie by Count Basie And His Orchestra & Neal Hefti
11. The Everly Brothers by The Everly Brothers
12. Jerry Lee Lewis by Jerry Lee Lewis
13. One Dozen Berrys by Chuck Berry
14. Elvis' Golden Records by Elvis Presley
15. Dance Mania by Tito Puente
16. Songs By Sam Cooke by Sam Cooke & Bumps Blackwell Orchestra
17. Relaxin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
18. King Creole by Elvis Presley
19. Please Please Please by James Brown And His Famous Flames
20. Misterioso by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
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