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.
20003,413258,918
20013,438233,663
20023,531231,870
20033,878200,680
20043,778232,180
20054,010210,616
20064,181191,680
20074,223278,747
20084,392157,937
20094,458160,678
Total39,3022,156,968

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 101 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 112 11%
2004 87 9%
2005 109 11%
2006 103 10%
2007 99 10%
2008 90 9%
2009 95 10%
Country Albums %


United States 564 56%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 55 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 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. Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs
16. Helplessness Blues by Fleet Foxes
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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