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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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  Decade Charts (2020s)
1. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s: Staff Picks by Billboard (2019)
2. 100 Best Albums of the 2010s by Rolling Stone (2019)
3. The A.V. Club's 50 best albums of the 2010s by The A.V. Club (2019)
4. The 200 Best Albums of the 2010s by Pitchfork (2019)
5. Gorilla vs. Bear Albums of the 2010s by Gorilla vs. Bear (2019)
6. Top 100 Albums of the Decade by Crack Magazine (2019)
7. Top 50 Albums of the 2010s by The Wild Honey Pie (2019)
8. All The Best Albums Of The 2010s, Ranked by Uproxx (2019)
9. The 50 best albums of the decade – 2010 to 2019 by Independent (2019)
10. The Needle Drop's Top Albums Of The 2010s by The Needle Drop (2019)
11. BrooklynVegan's Top Albums of 2010s by BrooklynVegan (2020)
12. NME's Greatest Albums of The Decade: The 2010s by New Music Express (2019)
13. The 101 Best Albums of the 2010s by Spin (2020)
14. The 100 Best Albums Of The 2010s by Stereogum (2019)
15. The 50 Best Albums of the Decade by Deep Cuts (2019)
16. Tiny Mix Tapes 2010s: Favorite 100 Music Releases of the Decade by Tiny Mix Tapes (2019)
17. Die 100 besten Alben der 10er Jahre by Musikexpress.de (2020)
18. Die besten Platten 2010-2019 by Spex (2019)
19. BEST OF 2011 - 2020: Die besten Alben des Jahrzehnts by laut (2020)
20. Top 100 Albums of the 2010s by Consequence of Sound (2019)
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