Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 52,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
20206,997103,510
20216,52294,187
20226,20586,474
20234,57449,909
2024360802
Total24,658334,881

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Little Simz, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, The Weeknd and Big Thief.
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2021
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219
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Buy album United States
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2022
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207
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United States Nas
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2023
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125
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Buy album United States
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2020
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85
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975.
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2023
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 300 30%
2021 283 28%
2022 251 25%
2023 167 17%
2024 1 0%
Country Albums %


United States 498 50%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 49 5%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
France 16 2%
Sweden 15 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 995 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 999 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2023)
1. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2023 by Bleep (2023)
2. Top 40 Albums of 2023 by Decibel (2023)
3. The Best Albums of 2023 by FLOOD Magazine (2023)
4. Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Wire (2023)
5. The Best Albums of 2023 by The Ringer (2023)
6. The 10 Best Global Music Albums Of 2023 by PopMatters (2023)
7. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2023 by OOR (2023)
8. The 50 Best Albums Of 2023 by Pitchfork (2023)
9. The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Needle Drop (2023)
10. Albums of the year 2023 by The Line Of Best Fit (2023)
11. The Top 50 Albums of the Year by Crack Magazine (2023)
12. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2023 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2023)
13. Louder Than War Albums Of 2023 by Louder Than War (2023)
14. Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Under The Radar by Under The Radar (2023)
15. 30 Best Albums of 2023 by Revolver (2023)
16. NME Albums Of The Year 2023 by New Music Express (2023)
17. The 80 Best Albums Of 2023 by PopMatters (2023)
18. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2023 by Les Inrocks (2023)
19. The 20 Best Albums of 2023 by Esquire (2023)
20. Top 55 Albums of 2023 by The Alternative (2023)
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