Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

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2020s 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.
20205,12450,054
2021764599
Total5,88850,654

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, Tame Impala, Jessie Ware, Perfume Genius and The Weeknd.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 981 98%
2021 19 2%
Country Albums %


United States 479 48%
United Kingdom 194 19%
Canada 59 6%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Australia 30 3%
France 24 2%
Germany 19 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 1 0%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Funeral by Arcade Fire
13. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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