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.
20205,71471,093
20214,60144,517
2022643223
Dawn FM (23,061st)by The Weeknd
Total10,958115,833

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Black Country, New Road, The Weeknd, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes and Jessie Ware.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 573 57%
2021 423 42%
2022 4 0%
Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 207 21%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 42 4%
Australia 39 4%
France 15 2%
Sweden 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
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. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana (US)
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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