Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 40,000 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.
20002,952270,764
20013,023241,665
20023,091239,850
20033,452205,629
20043,346242,308
20053,579216,617
20063,748200,075
20073,772293,846
20083,963166,517
20094,066171,836
Total34,9922,249,108

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, Animal Collective, Wilco and The White Stripes.
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2003
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5,490
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2000
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5,454
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5,424
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2007
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5,318
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2006
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5,303
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2007
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5,277
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2004
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5,173
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2005
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5,070
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2002
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5,054
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2000
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 7 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 99 10%
2001 98 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 110 11%
2004 82 8%
2005 109 11%
2006 104 10%
2007 101 10%
2008 94 9%
2009 102 10%
Country Albums %


United States 561 56%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 61 6%
Mixed Nationality 21 2%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Best Albums of the 1990s
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
3. Nevermind by Nirvana
4. The Bends by Radiohead
5. Loveless by My Bloody Valentine
6. Ten by Pearl Jam
7. Siamese Dream by The Smashing Pumpkins
8. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
9. In Utero by Nirvana
10. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
11. Grace by Jeff Buckley
12. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
13. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
14. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
15. Illmatic by Nas
16. Dummy by Portishead
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Pinkerton by Weezer
19. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
20. Achtung Baby by U2
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