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.
20206,999103,527
20216,52494,219
20226,20986,473
20234,59850,506
2024371857
Total24,701335,581

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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2023
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Buy album United States
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2021
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 298 30%
2021 286 29%
2022 251 25%
2023 165 17%
2024 1 0%
Country Albums %


United States 499 50%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 48 5%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
France 16 2%
Sweden 15 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 4 0%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
2. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
8. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
9. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
10. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
11. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
12. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
13. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
14. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
15. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
16. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
17. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
18. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
19. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
20. Greatest Albums Of All Time by Hartbeat! (1996)
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