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.
20205,46856,469
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%
Recognised  Year Charts (2020)
1. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Billboard (2020)
3. The Skinny's Top 10 Albums of 2020 by The Skinny (2020)
4. BPM’s Top 50 Albums Of 2020 by Beats Per Minute (2020)
5. The 50 best albums of 2020 by New Music Express (2020)
6. The Loud And Quiet best albums of 2020 by Loud And Quiet (2020)
7. Best Albums of 2020 by Northern Transmissions (2020)
8. The 75 Best Albums of 2020 by The Alternative (2020)
9. Top 55 Albums Of 2020 by BrooklynVegan (2020)
10. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Exclaim! (2020)
11. The Top 50 Albums of 2020 by Crack Magazine (2020)
12. The Wire's Top 50 Releases of 2020 by The Wire (2020)
13. Top 30 Albums Of 2020 by The Wild Honey Pie (2020)
14. Albums of the Year 2020 by Rough Trade (2020)
15. The 50 Best Albums of 2020 by Esquire (2020)
16. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2020 by The Quietus (2020)
17. The Best Albums of 2020 by FLOOD Magazine (2020)
18. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2020 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2020)
19. The Best Albums Of 2020 by Uproxx (2020)
20. Top 99 Music Albums of 2020 by Piccadilly Records (2020)
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