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.

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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.
20207,002103,497
20216,52594,112
20226,22386,559
20234,61050,682
2024379958
Total24,739335,809

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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2022
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5,350
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2021
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2,899
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2021
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2,690
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2020
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1,579
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2020
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1,404
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2022
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1,366
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2022
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1,347
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2021
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1,340
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2021
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1,241
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Total albums: 218. Page 1 of 22

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 297 30%
2021 283 28%
2022 251 25%
2023 168 17%
2024 1 0%
Country Albums %


United States 498 50%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 48 5%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
France 16 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Artists of the 1970s
1. Pink Floyd
2. David Bowie
3. Led Zeppelin
4. Neil Young
5. The Rolling Stones
6. The Clash
7. Fleetwood Mac
8. Black Sabbath
9. The Who
10. Genesis
11. Stevie Wonder
12. Bob Dylan
13. Yes
14. Bruce Springsteen
15. Paul McCartney
16. Joni Mitchell
17. Bob Marley
18. Nick Drake
19. Joy Division
20. Queen
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