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.

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.
20207,125104,124
20216,57795,351
20226,32988,854
20234,81454,985
20249583,433
Total25,803346,747

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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2020
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1,574
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2020
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1,535
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2020
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1,464
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2020
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1,447
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2020
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1,431
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2022
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1,421
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2021
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1,350
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2022
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1,347
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2021
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1,344
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 280 28%
2021 282 28%
2022 255 26%
2023 175 18%
2024 8 1%
Country Albums %


United States 505 51%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 49 5%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 985 99%
Yes 15 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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6. The 50 Best Albums Of 2023 by Complex (2023)
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8. The 20 best albums of 2023 by Dazed (2023)
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10. The 30 best albums of 2023 by Time Out (2023)
11. Albums Of The Year 2023 by Rough Trade (2023)
12. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2023 by The Quietus (2023)
13. The 100 Best Albums of 2023 by Rolling Stone (2023)
14. Top 100 Albums of 2023 by Piccadilly Records (2023)
15. Best Albums of 2023 by Northern Transmissions (2023)
16. The 20 Best Albums of 2023 by Esquire (2023)
17. Top 55 Albums of 2023 by The Alternative (2023)
18. The best albums of 2023 by Independent (2023)
19. The 27 best albums of 2023 by The A.V. Club (2023)
20. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2023 by Exclaim! (2023)
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