Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 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.
20003,031271,421
20013,089243,033
20023,168241,800
20033,515204,974
20043,419242,206
20053,647216,338
20063,826199,556
20073,849294,344
20084,013165,505
20094,120170,200
Total35,6772,249,377

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Animal Collective, Sufjan Stevens, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2002
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583
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2008
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579
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2001
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574
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568
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568
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2009
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564
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 51 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 103 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 84 8%
2005 107 11%
2006 104 10%
2007 98 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
France 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. The Wall by Pink Floyd
7. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
8. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
9. Who's Next by The Who
10. Animals by Pink Floyd
11. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
12. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
13. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
14. Marquee Moon by Television
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. Low by David Bowie
17. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
18. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
19. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
20. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
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