Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20206,13592,062
20215,49379,246
20224,68659,276
2023203301
Total16,517230,885

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridgers, The Weeknd, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi and Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 386 39%
2021 339 34%
2022 275 28%
2023 0 0%
Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
France 17 2%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Albums of 1963
1. The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady by Charles Mingus
2. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
3. Please Please Me by The Beatles
4. James Brown Live At The Apollo by James Brown
5. With The Beatles by The Beatles
6. Night Beat by Sam Cooke
7. Monk's Dream by The Thelonious Monk Quartet
8. A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector by Various Artists
9. Duke Ellington & John Coltrane by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
10. Money Jungle by Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach
11. Samba Esquema Novo by Jorge Ben
12. Night Train by The Oscar Peterson Trio
13. In Dreams by Roy Orbison
14. Midnight Blue by Kenny Burrell
15. Ballads by John Coltrane Quartet
16. Beethoven: Symphonien No. 9 by Herbert von Karajan / Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
17. Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys
18. John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman by John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman
19. Back At The Chicken Shack by Jimmy Smith
20. Surfin' U.S.A. by The Beach Boys
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