Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20003,417258,911
20013,438233,686
20023,531231,764
20033,878200,741
20043,779232,154
20054,010210,469
20064,182191,603
20074,224278,781
20084,392157,861
20094,458160,716
Total39,3092,156,685

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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2009
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 101 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 96 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 56 6%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 21 2%
Australia 19 2%
France 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
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. Automatic For The People by R.E.M.
9. (What's The Story) Morning Glory? by Oasis
10. Grace by Jeff Buckley
11. In Utero by Nirvana
12. Ágætis Byrjun by Sigur Rós
13. Weezer (The Blue Album) by Weezer
14. Illmatic by Nas
15. Dummy by Portishead
16. Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness by The Smashing Pumpkins
17. Spiderland by Slint
18. Pinkerton by Weezer
19. Homogenic by Björk
20. The Soft Bulletin by The Flaming Lips
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