Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20003,545251,696
20013,557227,941
20023,665224,145
20034,021195,364
20043,907223,982
20054,163203,875
20064,321185,960
20074,388267,337
20084,512153,444
20094,600155,045
Total40,6792,088,789

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 99 of 100

Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 100 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 101 10%
2003 115 12%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 101 10%
2007 100 10%
2008 91 9%
2009 98 10%
Country Albums %


United States 562 56%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 58 6%
Mixed Nationality 26 3%
Australia 22 2%
Sweden 20 2%
France 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Live? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Best Albums of 2007
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
3. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
4. Boxer by The National
5. Neon Bible by Arcade Fire
6. Favourite Worst Nightmare by Arctic Monkeys
7. Oracular Spectacular by MGMT
8. Untrue by Burial
9. Strawberry Jam by Animal Collective
10. Person Pitch by Panda Bear
11. Fear Of A Blank Planet by Porcupine Tree
12. Graduation by Kanye West
13. Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? by of Montreal
14. Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga by Spoon
15. Wincing The Night Away by The Shins
16. Kala by M.I.A.
17. Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
18. † (Cross) by Justice
19. Into The Wild by Eddie Vedder
20. We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank by Modest Mouse
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