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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Top 100 Albums of the 2000s

First posted 11/6/2011, updated 5/28/2015.

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 but four of these make 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. Radiohead Kid A (2000)
  5. Green Day American Idiot (2004)
  6. The White Stripes Elephant (2003)
  7. Eminem The Eminem Show (2002)
  8. Amy Winehouse Back to Black (2006)
  9. Norah Jones Come Away with Me (2002)
  10. Coldplay Parachutes (2000)

  11. OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)
  12. The White Stripes White Blood Cells (2001)
  13. Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not (2006)
  14. Arcade Fire Funeral (2004)
  15. Radiohead In Rainbows (2007)
  16. Franz Ferdinand Franz Ferdinand (2004)
  17. U2 All That You Can’t Leave Behind (2000)
  18. OutKast Stankonia (2000)
  19. Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
  20. Usher Confessions (2004)

  21. Coldplay X&Y (2005)
  22. Jay-Z The Blueprint (2001)
  23. Linkin Park Hybrid Theory (2000)
  24. Kanye West The College Dropout (2004)
  25. O Brother Where Art Thou (soundtrack, 2000)
  26. Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends (2008)
  27. Alicia Keys Songs in A Minor (2001)
  28. Taylor Swift Fearless (2008)
  29. James Blunt Back to Bedlam (2004)
  30. 50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (2003)

  31. Kings of Leon: Only by the Night (2008)
  32. Bob Dylan Love and Theft (2001)
  33. Red Hot Chili Peppers By the Way (2002)
  34. System of a Down Toxicity (2001)
  35. The Libertines Up the Bracket (2002)
  36. Queens of the Stone Age: Songs for the Deaf (2002)
  37. U2 How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
  38. Brian Wilson Smile (2004)
  39. Sufjan Stevens Illinois (2005)
  40. Justin Timberlake Justified (2002)

  41. Keane Hopes and Fears (2004)
  42. N Sync No Strings Attached (2000)
  43. Evanescence Fallen (2003)
  44. LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver (2007)
  45. Shania Twain Up! (2002)
  46. The Killers Hot Fuss (2004)
  47. Lady Gaga The Fame (2008)
  48. PJ Harvey Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (2000)
  49. Dixie Chicks Home (2002)
  50. Animal Collective Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)

  51. Red Hot Chili Peppers Stadium Arcadium (2006)
  52. Bruce Springsteen The Rising (2002)
  53. Beyonce Dangerously in Love (2003)
  54. Justin Timberlake FutureSex/LoveSounds (2006)
  55. Flaming Lips Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (2002)
  56. Avril Lavigne Let Go (2002)
  57. Mariah Carey The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)
  58. Fleet Foxes Fleet Foxes (2008)
  59. Streets A Grand Don’t Come for Free (2004)
  60. Robert Plant & Alison Krauss Raising Sand (2007)

  61. Gorillaz Demon Days (2005)
  62. Kanye West Late Registration (2005)
  63. Bob Dylan Modern Times (2006)
  64. Norah Jones Feels Like Home (2004)
  65. Streets Original Pirate Material (2002)
  66. Tool Lateralus (2001)
  67. Elvis Presley 30 #1 Hits (2002)
  68. Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose (2004)
  69. Nickelback All the Right Reasons (2005)
  70. Muse Absolution (2003)

  71. Kelly Clarkson Breakaway (2004)
  72. Madonna Music (2000)
  73. Backstreet Boys Black & Blue (2000)
  74. Linkin Park Meteora (2003)
  75. U2 No Line on the Horizon (2009)
  76. Bloc Party Silent Alarm (2005)
  77. Arctic Monkeys Favourite Worst Nightmare (2007)
  78. D’Angelo Voodoo (2000)
  79. Muse: Black Holes & Revelations (2006)
  80. 50 Cent The Massacre (2005)

  81. Radiohead Amnesiac (2001)
  82. David Gray White Ladder (2000)
  83. Muse Origin of Symmetry (2001)
  84. Dizzee Rascal Boy in Da Corner (2003)
  85. Scissor Sisters Scissor Sisters (2004)
  86. Britney Spears Oops!...I Did It Again (2000)
  87. Beck Sea Change (2002)
  88. Radiohead Hail to the Thief (2003)
  89. Duffy Rockferry (2008)
  90. Alicia Keys The Diary of Alicia Keys (2003)

  91. Enya A Day without Rain (2000)
  92. Kanye West Graduation (2007)
  93. Carrie Underwood Some Hearts (2005)
  94. Lil Wayne Tha Carter III (2008)
  95. Eminem Encore (2004)
  96. TV on the Radio Dear Science (2008)
  97. Nelly Country Grammar (2000)
  98. Nelly Nellyville (2002)
  99. Mumford & Sons Sigh No More (2009)
  100. Alicia Keys As I Am (2007)

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