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.
20003,352264,268
20013,368238,398
20023,465235,807
20033,809203,469
20043,726236,461
20053,951213,393
20064,112195,861
20074,153284,378
20084,306161,287
20094,400164,094
Total38,6422,197,417

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Muse, 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 97 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 89 9%
2005 107 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 92 9%
2009 100 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 21 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
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1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
7. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
8. Reign In Blood by Slayer
9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
10. EVOL by Sonic Youth
11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
14. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
15. Invisible Touch by Genesis
16. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
17. True Blue by Madonna
18. Atomizer by Big Black
19. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
20. Brotherhood by New Order
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