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.

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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.
20207,254105,570
20216,71797,473
20226,49892,650
20235,08261,582
20241,88710,592
Total27,438367,866

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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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 264 26%
2021 277 28%
2022 251 25%
2023 182 18%
2024 26 3%
Country Albums %


United States 506 51%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 15 2%
France 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of the 2000s
1. In Rainbows by Radiohead
2. Kid A by Radiohead
3. Funeral by Arcade Fire
4. Is This It by The Strokes
5. Illinois by Sufjan Stevens
6. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
7. Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not by Arctic Monkeys
8. Madvillainy by Madvillain
9. Turn On The Bright Lights by Interpol
10. Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
11. Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
12. A Rush Of Blood To The Head by Coldplay
13. For Emma, Forever Ago by Bon Iver
14. Elephant by The White Stripes
15. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
16. Amnesiac by Radiohead
17. Songs For The Deaf by Queens Of The Stone Age
18. Fleet Foxes by Fleet Foxes
19. Demon Days by Gorillaz
20. Discovery by Daft Punk
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