Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20206,03383,950
20215,31970,026
20223,55827,117
Total14,910181,093

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Black Country, New Road, Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Little Simz, The Weeknd, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Black Midi.
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1,489
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Total albums: 991. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 445 45%
2021 375 38%
2022 180 18%
Country Albums %


United States 498 50%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Japan 14 1%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Albums of 2008
1. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
2. Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend
3. Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends by Coldplay
4. Third by Portishead
5. Deathconsciousness by Have A Nice Life
6. The Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow
7. 808s & Heartbreak by Kanye West
8. Dear Science by TV On The Radio
9. Microcastle by Deerhunter
10. Only By The Night by Kings Of Leon
11. The '59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
12. Crystal Castles by Crystal Castles
13. Með Suð Í Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust by Sigur Rós
14. Consolers Of The Lonely by The Raconteurs
15. Devotion by Beach House
16. Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill by Grouper
17. La Ley Innata by Extremoduro
18. Narrow Stairs by Death Cab For Cutie
19. The Age Of The Understatement by The Last Shadow Puppets
20. Day & Age by The Killers (US)
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