Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
Decade:
Year:
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.
20205,70971,432
20214,57443,355
2022554100
Dawn FM (26,853rd)by The Weeknd
Total10,837114,886

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Little Simz, Run The Jewels, Black Country, New Road, Fleet Foxes and Jessie Ware.
View chart at point in time
 Show this chart as it was on the following date
Share this chart
Share | |
Collector's summary (top 1,000)Log in or register to discover the great albums that are missing from your music collection!
Sort by
Year of Release:
2020
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,982
Rank in 2020:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2020
Appears in:
Rank Score:
2,314
Rank in 2020:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2020
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,870
Rank in 2020:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2020
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,355
Rank in 2020:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2020
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,141
Rank in 2020:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2021
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,118
Rank in 2021:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2020
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,083
Rank in 2020:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2021
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,076
Rank in 2021:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2020
Appears in:
Rank Score:
1,016
Rank in 2020:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Year of Release:
2020
Appears in:
Rank Score:
929
Rank in 2020:
Rank in 2020s:
Overall Rank:
Average Rating:
Comments:
Total albums: 1,000. Page 1 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 578 58%
2021 421 42%
2022 1 0%
Country Albums %


United States 503 50%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 62 6%
Mixed Nationality 41 4%
Australia 39 4%
France 15 2%
Sweden 13 1%
Show all
Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 978 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 995 100%
Yes 5 1%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
4. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
8. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
9. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
10. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
11. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
12. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
13. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
14. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
15. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
16. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
17. The Top 50 Albums of All Time by Sound & Vision Magazine (2010)
18. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
19. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
20. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
Back to Top