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.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
20207,008103,483
20216,53094,149
20226,23186,680
20234,65250,877
20244391,075
Total24,860336,265

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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5,348
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2020
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3,950
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2020
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3,067
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2020
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3,043
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2021
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2,898
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2021
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2,688
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2022
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2,291
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2022
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1,938
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2020
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1,920
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Total albums: 996. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 297 30%
2021 283 28%
2022 250 25%
2023 169 17%
2024 1 0%
Country Albums %


United States 498 50%
United Kingdom 219 22%
Canada 48 5%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
France 16 2%
Sweden 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2023)
1. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2023 by Bleep (2023)
2. Top 40 Albums of 2023 by Decibel (2023)
3. Albums Of The Year 2023 by Rough Trade (2023)
4. The 100 Best Albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone (2023)
5. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2023 by The Quietus (2023)
6. Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Piccadilly Records (2023)
7. Best Albums of 2023 by Northern Transmissions (2023)
8. BrooklynVegan's Top 55 Albums of 2023 by BrooklynVegan (2023)
9. The best albums of 2023 by Independent (2023)
10. Albums of 2023 by God is in the TV (2023)
11. The 27 best albums of 2023 by The A.V. Club (2023)
12. KCRW's Best Albums of 2023 by KCRW (2023)
13. The Best Albums of 2023 by FLOOD Magazine (2023)
14. Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Wire (2023)
15. The Best Albums of 2023 by The Ringer (2023)
16. The 10 Best Global Music Albums Of 2023 by PopMatters (2023)
17. The 50 Best Albums Of 2023 by Pitchfork (2023)
18. Dit zijn de 20 beste albums van 2023 by OOR (2023)
19. The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2023 by The Needle Drop (2023)
20. Albums of the year 2023 by The Line Of Best Fit (2023)
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