Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Top 100 Albums of the 2000s

First posted 11/6/2011; updated 8/16/2020.

2000-2009:

The Top 100 Albums

These are the top albums from 2000-2009 according to Dave’s Music Database, which factors in sales, chart data, awards, album ratings, and appearances on best-of lists. Compilations, archival recordings, and reissues are not factored into this list.

Also, check out annual picks for album of the year.

1. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP (2000)
2. The Strokes Is This It (2001)
3. Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
4. Radiohead Kid A (2000)
5. Green Day American Idiot (2004)
6. The White Stripes Elephant (2003)
7. Norah Jones Come Away with Me (2002)
8. Amy Winehouse Back to Black (2006)
9. Arcade Fire Funeral (2004)
10. Eminem The Eminem Show (2002)

11. OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
12. Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)
13. Radiohead In Rainbows (2007)
14. Coldplay Parachutes (2000)
15. O Brother Where Art Thou (soundtrack, 2000)
16. OutKast Stankonia (2000)
17. Kanye West The College Dropout (2004)
18. The White Stripes White Blood Cells (2001)
19. U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
20. Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor (2001)

21. Usher Confessions (2004)
22. Jay-Z The Blueprint (2001)
23. Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
24. Taylor Swift Fearless (2008)
25. James Blunt Back to Bedlam (2004)
26. Coldplay X & Y (2005)
27. Lady Gaga The Fame (2008)
28. Linkin Park Hybrid Theory (2000)
29. Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
30. 50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)

31. Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand (2004)
32. LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver (2007)
33. Justin Timberlake Justified (2002)
34. Beyoncé Dangerously in Love (2003)
35. Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006)
36. Sufjan Stevens Illinois (2005)
37. U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
38. Dixie Chicks Home (2002)
39. Keane Hopes and Fears (2004)
40. Evanescence Fallen (2003)

41. Bob Dylan Love and Theft (2001)
42. Kings of Leon Only by the Night (2008)
43. The Libertines Up the Bracket (2002)
44. Norah Jones Feels Like Home (2004)
45. D’Angelo Voodoo (2000)
46. Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf (2002)
47. Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way (2002)
48. Brian Wilson Smile (2004)
49. Beck Sea Change (2002)
50. Bruce Springsteen The Rising (2002)

51. Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
52. Kanye West Late Registration (2005)
53. PJ Harvey Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
54. Shania Twain Up! (2002)
55. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand (2007)
56. Bob Dylan Modern Times (2006)
57. System of a Down Toxicity (2001)
58. Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
59. The Killers Hot Fuss (2004)
60. Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose (2004)

61. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes (2008)
62. N Sync No Strings Attached (2000)
63. Carrie Underwood Some Hearts (2005)
64. Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium (2006)
65. Avril Lavigne Let Go (2002)
66. Streets Original Pirate Material (2002)
67. Jack Johnson In Between Dreams (2005)
68. Various Artists (Eminem et al) 8 Mile (soundtrack, 2002)
69. David Gray White Ladder (2000)
70. Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago (2008)

71. Streets A Grand Don’t Come for Free (2004)
72. Eminem Encore (2004)
73. Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) (2009)
74. 50 Cent The Massacre (2005)
75. High School Musical (TV soundtrack, 2006)
76. U2 No Line on the Horizon (2009)
77. High School Musical 2 (TV soundtrack, 2007)
78. Nickelback All the Right Reasons (2005)
79. Antony & The Johnsons I Am a Bird Now (2005)
80. Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)

81. Benny Andersson/Björn Ulvaeus (composers) Mamma Mia! (stage debut: 2000, cast album: 2001, soundtrack: 2008)
82. Interpol Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)
83. Dizzee Rascal Boy in Da Corner (2003)
84. Mumford & Sons Sigh No More (2009)
85. Daft Punk Discovery (2001)
86. Lil Wayne Tha Carter III (2008)
87. Kanye West Graduation (2007)
88. Kelly Clarkson Breakaway (2004)
89. Shaggy Hot Shot (2000)
90. Destiny’s Child Survivor (2001)

91. Gorillaz Demon Days (2005)
92. Bruce Springsteen Magic (2007)
93. Nelly Nellyville (2002)
94. Alicia Keys The Diary of… (2003)
95. Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad (2007)
96. Dixie Chicks Taking the Long Way (2006)
97. Madonna Music (2000)
98. Tool Lateralus (2001)
99. The Arcade Fire Neon Bible (2007)
100. Nelly Country Grammar (2000)


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