Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20206,15192,663
20215,49579,805
20224,70160,510
2023236393
Total16,583233,370

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridgers, The Weeknd, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi and Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra.
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3,833
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2022
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2,876
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2,869
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2,558
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2021
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2,430
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2021
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2,312
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1,870
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1,708
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1,528
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 389 39%
2021 333 33%
2022 277 28%
2023 2 0%
Country Albums %


United States 494 49%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
France 19 2%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 22 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 3 0%
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