Thursday, September 13, 2018

The Top 100 Albums of the 2000s

First posted 11/6/2011, updated 9/13/2018.

These are the top albums from 2000-2009 according to Dave’s Music Database, which factors in sales, chart data, awards, and appearances on best-of lists. All of these are also included in the DMDB’s Top 1000 Albums of All Time list.

  1. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
  2. Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
  3. The Strokes Is This It (2001)
  4. Green Day American Idiot (2004)
  5. Radiohead Kid A (2000)
  6. Norah Jones Come Away with Me (2002)
  7. The White Stripes Elephant (2003)
  8. Eminem The Eminem Show (2002)
  9. Amy Winehouse Back to Black (2006)
  10. Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)

  11. Coldplay Parachutes (2000)
  12. OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
  13. Arcade Fire Funeral (2004)
  14. Radiohead In Rainbows (2007)
  15. The White Stripes White Blood Cells (2001)
  16. Elvis Presley 30 #1 Hits (2002)
  17. U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
  18. Coldplay X&Y (2005)
  19. Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand (2004)
  20. Kanye West The College Dropout (2004)

  21. O Brother Where Art Thou (soundtrack, 2000)
  22. Lady Gaga The Fame (2008)
  23. Linkin Park Hybrid Theory (2000)
  24. Usher Confessions (2004)
  25. OutKast Stankonia (2000)
  26. Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  27. Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
  28. Jay-Z The Blueprint (2001)
  29. Taylor Swift Fearless (2008)
  30. Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor (2001)

  31. James Blunt Back to Bedlam (2004)
  32. Michael Jackson: Number Ones (compilation: 1978-2003, released 2003)
  33. U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
  34. 50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)
  35. Keane Hopes and Fears (2004)
  36. Kings of Leon: Only by the Night (2008)
  37. Bruce Springsteen The Rising (2002)
  38. Beyoncé Dangerously in Love (2003)
  39. Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way (2002)
  40. Bob Dylan Love and Theft (2001)

  41. Brian Wilson Smile (2004)
  42. Justin Timberlake Justified (2002)
  43. Norah Jones Feels Like Home (2004)
  44. Evanescence Fallen (2003)
  45. Sufjan Stevens Illinois (2005)
  46. Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose (2004)
  47. Dixie Chicks Home (2002)
  48. Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium (2006)
  49. The Rolling Stones Forty Licks (compilation: 1964-2002, released 2002)
  50. Bob Dylan Modern Times (2006)

  51. Shania Twain Up! (2002)
  52. Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
  53. Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006)
  54. The Libertines Up the Bracket (2002)
  55. Beck Sea Change (2002)
  56. Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
  57. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand (2007)
  58. LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver (2007)
  59. N Sync No Strings Attached (2000)
  60. The Killers Hot Fuss (2004)

  61. System of a Down Toxicity (2001)
  62. Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf (2002)
  63. PJ Harvey Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
  64. Eminem: Curtain Call: The Hits (compilation: 1999-2005, released 2005)
  65. Streets A Grand Don’t Come for Free (2004)
  66. Kanye West Late Registration (2005)
  67. Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
  68. Jack Johnson: In Between Dreams (3/1/05)
  69. Carrie Underwood Some Hearts (2005)
  70. U2 No Line on the Horizon (2009)

  71. Gorillaz Demon Days (2005)
  72. Avril Lavigne Let Go (2002)
  73. Madonna Music (2000)
  74. David Gray White Ladder (2000)
  75. David Bowie…Best of Bowie (compilation: 1969-2002, released 2002)
  76. Kelly Clarkson Breakaway (2004)
  77. Bruce Springsteen: Magic (2007)
  78. Linkin Park Meteora (2003)
  79. Tool Lateralus (2001)
  80. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes (2008)

  81. Black Eyed Peas: The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (2009)
  82. Radiohead Hail to the Thief (2003)
  83. Rihanna: Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)
  84. Radiohead Amnesiac (2001)
  85. Streets Original Pirate Material (2002)
  86. Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003)
  87. Eric Clapton & B.B. King: Riding with the King (2000)
  88. Mumford & Sons Sigh No More (2009)
  89. Dixie Chicks Taking the Long Way (2006)
  90. Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)

  91. The Arcade Fire: Neon Bible (2007)
  92. Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters (2004)
  93. D’Angelo Voodoo (2000)
  94. Britney Spears Oops!...I Did It Again (2000)
  95. Muse: Black Holes & Revelations (2006)
  96. 50 Cent The Massacre (2005)
  97. Nickelback All the Right Reasons (2005)
  98. Muse Origin of Symmetry (2001)
  99. Nelly Nellyville (2002)
  100. Dizzee Rascal Boy in Da Corner (2003)

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