Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 51,000 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.

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

Year Albums %

2020 344 34%
2021 309 31%
2022 283 28%
2023 66 7%
Country Albums %

United States 491 49%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 55 5%
Mixed Nationality 35 3%
Australia 35 3%
France 18 2%
Sweden 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 996 99%
Yes 6 1%
Live? Albums %
No 980 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 2001
1. Is This It by The Strokes
2. Amnesiac by Radiohead
3. Discovery by Daft Punk
4. Vespertine by Björk
5. The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones
6. Lateralus by Tool
7. Origin Of Symmetry by Muse
8. Toxicity by System Of A Down
9. White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
10. The Blueprint by Jay-Z
11. Oh, Inverted World by The Shins
12. Gorillaz by Gorillaz
13. Blackwater Park by Opeth
14. Leaves Turn Inside You by Unwound
15. No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
16. Jane Doe by Converge
17. Bleed American by Jimmy Eat World
18. Drukqs by Aphex Twin
19. The Cold Vein by Cannibal Ox
20. Love And Theft by Bob Dylan
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