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.

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.
20205,88476,568
20215,02457,712
20222,1019,595
Total13,009143,875

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Black Country, New Road, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, The Weeknd, Fleet Foxes, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra and Jessie Ware.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 12 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 514 51%
2021 404 40%
2022 82 8%
Country Albums %


United States 504 50%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Canada 57 6%
Australia 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 15 2%
Norway 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 988 99%
Yes 12 1%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Artists of the 1990s
1. Radiohead
2. Nirvana (US)
3. Neutral Milk Hotel
4. The Smashing Pumpkins
5. My Bloody Valentine
6. Oasis
7. Pearl Jam
8. Weezer
9. R.E.M.
10. Richard David James
11. Björk
12. Pavement
13. Blur
14. Jeff Buckley
15. Nas
16. Elliott Smith
17. Sigur Rós
18. Portishead
19. Red Hot Chili Peppers
20. Belle And Sebastian
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