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.

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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.
20206,999103,524
20216,52394,258
20226,20786,463
20234,58349,918
2024367832
Total24,679334,994

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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779
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760
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748
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556
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525
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504
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481
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 299 30%
2021 286 29%
2022 251 25%
2023 168 17%
2024 2 0%
Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 48 5%
Australia 36 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
France 16 2%
Sweden 15 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 999 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 989 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 1,002 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 1979
1. London Calling by The Clash
2. The Wall by Pink Floyd
3. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
4. Fear Of Music by Talking Heads
5. Entertainment! by Gang Of Four
6. Breakfast In America by Supertramp
7. Off The Wall by Michael Jackson
8. Rust Never Sleeps by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
9. Highway To Hell by AC/DC
10. Tusk by Fleetwood Mac
11. Reggatta De Blanc by The Police
12. Damn The Torpedoes by Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
13. Metal Box by Public Image Ltd.
14. The B-52's by The B-52's
15. Specials by The Specials
16. Armed Forces by Elvis Costello And The Attractions
17. Singles Going Steady by Buzzcocks
18. 154 by Wire
19. Setting Sons by The Jam
20. Y by The Pop Group
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