Best Albums of the 2000s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 43,000 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.
20003,133270,352
20013,184243,629
20023,271241,609
20033,616206,385
20043,517240,672
20053,756216,438
20063,924199,262
20073,956291,093
20084,102164,562
20094,224168,293
Total36,6832,242,296

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Animal Collective, Muse, Sufjan Stevens, 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 99 10%
2001 102 10%
2002 102 10%
2003 114 11%
2004 86 9%
2005 106 11%
2006 105 11%
2007 98 10%
2008 89 9%
2009 99 10%
Country Albums %


United States 567 57%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 22 2%
Sweden 21 2%
France 20 2%
Australia 20 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Live? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Best Albums of 2004
1. Funeral by Arcade Fire
2. Madvillainy by Madvillain
3. American Idiot by Green Day
4. Hot Fuss by The Killers
5. The College Dropout by Kanye West
6. Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse
7. Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
8. Antics by Interpol
9. Mm.. Food by MF DOOM
10. Hopes And Fears by Keane
11. The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom
12. A Ghost Is Born by Wilco
13. Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
14. Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens
15. Brian Wilson Presents Smile by Brian Wilson
16. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
17. Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron & Wine
18. The Libertines by The Libertines
19. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance
20. From A Basement On The Hill by Elliott Smith
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