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.
20003,532253,433
20013,536228,617
20023,643225,682
20034,000195,966
20043,884225,527
20054,147204,857
20064,294186,532
20074,347269,167
20084,492154,276
20094,575155,880
Total40,4502,099,939

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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2007
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243
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242
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2009
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242
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241
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 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. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
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. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. London Calling by The Clash
18. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
19. Doolittle by Pixies
20. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
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