Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 48,000 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.
20206,13591,869
20215,48578,926
20224,65557,801
2023182195
Total16,457228,791

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 99 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 388 39%
2021 344 34%
2022 268 27%
2023 0 0%
Country Albums %


United States 491 49%
United Kingdom 218 22%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
France 17 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
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