Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20207,187104,751
20216,65496,724
20226,38491,140
20234,92457,068
20241,2785,939
Total26,427355,622

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Black Midi, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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2022
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5,606
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2022
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2,245
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2022
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2,127
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1,510
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2022
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1,497
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2022
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1,483
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2022
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1,209
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2022
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1,173
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1,102
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 274 27%
2021 282 28%
2022 255 26%
2023 175 18%
2024 14 1%
Country Albums %


United States 507 51%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Canada 52 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Sweden 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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