Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20003,371261,988
20013,392236,498
20023,482234,643
20033,825202,626
20043,740235,598
20053,964212,238
20064,130194,167
20074,170283,076
20084,326159,890
20094,416163,081
Total38,8162,183,805

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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2003
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5,383
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2009
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5,375
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2002
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5,318
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2000
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5,310
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2000
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5,195
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2007
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5,151
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2005
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4,964
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2005
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4,927
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2004
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4,870
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2003
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4,837
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 98 10%
2001 99 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 111 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 108 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 101 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 565 57%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 28 3%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Best Albums of the 2010s
1. To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West
3. Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
4. The Suburbs by Arcade Fire
5. Lonerism by Tame Impala
6. Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan Stevens
7. A Moon Shaped Pool by Radiohead
8. Blonde by Frank Ocean
9. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
10. High Violet by The National
11. ★ (Blackstar) by David Bowie
12. Teen Dream by Beach House
13. Channel Orange by Frank Ocean
14. Currents by Tame Impala
15. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
16. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
17. Bon Iver by Bon Iver
18. This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem
19. Yeezus by Kanye West
20. AM by Arctic Monkeys
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