Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20205,70971,432
20214,57443,355
2022554100
Dawn FM (26,853rd)by The Weeknd
Total10,837114,886

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Little Simz, Run The Jewels, Black Country, New Road, Fleet Foxes and Jessie Ware.
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2021
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33
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 578 58%
2021 421 42%
2022 1 0%
Country Albums %


United States 503 50%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 39 4%
France 15 2%
Sweden 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2021)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Rolling Stone (2021)
2. BrooklynVegan's Top 50 Albums of 2021 by BrooklynVegan (2021)
3. Albums Of The Year 2021 by Rough Trade (2021)
4. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by NPR (2021)
5. The Best Albums of 2021 by Complex (2021)
6. Top 10 Albums of 2021 by People (2021)
7. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2021 by Uncut (2021)
8. The 50 best albums of 2021 by New Music Express (2021)
9. Top 50 Albums of 2021 by The Needle Drop (2021)
10. Gigwise's 51 Best Albums of 2021 by Gigwise (2021)
11. Top 98 Music Albums of 2021 by The Quietus (2021)
12. Our 50 favourite albums of 2021 by The Vinyl Factory (2021)
13. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2021 by Beats Per Minute (2021)
14. The 50 Best Albums Of 2021 by Stereogum (2021)
15. The 20 Best Albums of 2021 by Deep Cuts (2021)
16. The Best Albums of 2021 by Vulture (2021)
17. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by Musikexpress.de (2021)
18. The 10 best albums of 2021 by inews.co.uk (2021)
19. The 50 Best Albums of 2021 by laut (2021)
20. The 21 best albums of 2021 by BBC (2021)
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