Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20207,180104,904
20216,65396,815
20226,37990,994
20234,91856,863
20241,2495,635
Total26,379355,211

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Black Midi, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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2020
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2021
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290
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2024
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 275 28%
2021 282 28%
2022 255 26%
2023 175 18%
2024 13 1%
Country Albums %


United States 509 51%
United Kingdom 208 21%
Canada 51 5%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Sweden 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2023)
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2. Top 40 Albums of 2023 by Decibel (2023)
3. Albums Of The Year 2023 by Rough Trade (2023)
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6. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Exclaim! (2023)
7. The Best Albums of 2023 by The Ringer (2023)
8. Top 50 Albums Of 2023 by Rock Sound (2023)
9. The 20 best albums of 2023 by Dazed (2023)
10. 30 Best Albums of 2023 by Revolver (2023)
11. NME Albums Of The Year 2023 by New Music Express (2023)
12. The 20 Best Albums of 2023 by Esquire (2023)
13. The Best Albums of 2023 by FLOOD Magazine (2023)
14. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2023 by The Quietus (2023)
15. The 100 Best Albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone (2023)
16. BrooklynVegan's Top 55 Albums of 2023 by BrooklynVegan (2023)
17. Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Under The Radar by Under The Radar (2023)
18. The 10 Best Global Music Albums Of 2023 by PopMatters (2023)
19. Albums of the year 2023 by The Line Of Best Fit (2023)
20. The best albums of 2023 by Independent (2023)
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