Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20206,00883,221
20215,30168,428
20223,53026,331
Total14,839177,981

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Black Country, New Road, Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Little Simz, The Weeknd, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Black Midi.
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3,474
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2,252
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1,346
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1,326
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 447 45%
2021 374 37%
2022 179 18%
Country Albums %


United States 497 50%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Japan 14 1%
Sweden 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2021)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Rolling Stone (2021)
2. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Billboard (2021)
3. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2021 by Bleep (2021)
4. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2021 by Uncut (2021)
5. The Loud And Quiet best albums of 2021 by Loud And Quiet (2021)
6. The Alternative's 50 Top Records of 2021 by The Alternative (2021)
7. Kerrang!'s Albums Of 2021 by Kerrang! (2021)
8. Best Albums of 2021 by Northern Transmissions (2021)
9. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Exclaim! (2021)
10. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2021 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2021)
11. The 40 best albums of 2021 by Independent (2021)
12. Louder Than War's Top 100 Albums of 2021 by Louder Than War (2021)
13. Top 10 Albums of 2021 by People (2021)
14. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by Vive Le Rock! (2021)
15. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2021 by Gigwise (2021)
16. Top 98 Music Albums of 2021 by The Quietus (2021)
17. The Best Albums of 2021 by FLOOD Magazine (2021)
18. The 50 best albums of 2021 by New Music Express (2021)
19. 20 Best Albums of 2021 by Gaffa (2021)
20. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by The Needle Drop (2021)
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