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.
20003,515254,335
20013,527229,702
20023,619226,605
20033,966196,364
20043,864226,392
20054,114205,710
20064,271186,734
20074,327270,710
20084,461154,878
20094,544156,848
Total40,2082,108,276

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Sufjan Stevens, Muse, Animal Collective, Wilco and Kanye West.
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2000
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62,557
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2007
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59,801
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2004
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51,476
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2001
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37,878
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2005
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25,749
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2002
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24,467
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2006
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21,994
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2004
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17,717
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2000
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17,480
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2002
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17,215
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 103 10%
2003 113 11%
2004 88 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 100 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 97 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 30 3%
Australia 20 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
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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. Reign In Blood by Slayer
8. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
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. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
14. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
15. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
16. Invisible Touch by Genesis
17. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
18. True Blue by Madonna
19. Atomizer by Big Black
20. Brotherhood by New Order
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