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.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
20003,516254,292
20013,527229,734
20023,620226,638
20033,970196,183
20043,865226,380
20054,116205,724
20064,272186,797
20074,327270,691
20084,465154,769
20094,547156,699
Total40,2252,107,906

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and Kanye West.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
2007
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,641
Rank in 2007:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2002
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,574
Rank in 2002:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2005
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,568
Rank in 2005:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2003
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,501
Rank in 2003:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2007
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,343
Rank in 2007:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2009
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,338
Rank in 2009:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2007
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,136
Rank in 2007:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2005
Appears in:
Rank Score:
4,073
Rank in 2005:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2004
Appears in:
Rank Score:
3,947
Rank in 2004:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2003
Appears in:
Rank Score:
3,855
Rank in 2003:
Rank in 2000s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 1,000. Page 8 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 98 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 563 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 31 3%
Sweden 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
France 19 2%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
Back to Top