Best Albums of 2001

Listed below are the best albums of 2001 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 41,000 greatest album charts.

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2001 year summaryThe best artists of 2001 were The Strokes, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Tool, Muse, The Microphones, Björk, The White Stripes, System Of A Down and Jay-Z.
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2001
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43,249
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15,675
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12,428
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11,013
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10,751
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10,362
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8,724
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6,915
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6,342
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3,797
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of 2001 composition

Artist Albums %


Various Artists 21 2%
John Frusciante 2 0%
James 2 0%
Prince 2 0%
Daft Punk 2 0%
Motorpsycho 2 0%
Fugazi 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 459 46%
United Kingdom 184 18%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Germany 40 4%
Canada 39 4%
Japan 25 3%
Sweden 25 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 931 93%
Yes 69 7%
Live? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Popular  Charts
1. Top 500 Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2012)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
8. 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Mojo (1995)
9. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
11. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
12. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
13. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
14. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
15. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
16. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
17. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
18. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
19. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
20. 100 Best Albums of the 2000s by Rolling Stone (2011)
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