Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20205,46856,469
20212,0995,280
Total7,56761,749

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, Rory Ferreira, The Weeknd and Perfume Genius.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 867 87%
2021 133 13%
Country Albums %


United States 482 48%
United Kingdom 193 19%
Canada 63 6%
Mixed Nationality 39 4%
Australia 34 3%
France 26 3%
Norway 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
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3. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
8. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
9. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
10. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
11. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
12. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
13. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
14. 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
15. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
16. Top 100 Albums Ever by Consequence of Sound (2010)
17. Top 100 Albums by Rolling Stone (Germany) (1997)
18. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
19. 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by The Sound (2018)
20. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
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