Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 42,000 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.
20202,0717,435
Total2,0717,435

The best artists of the 2020s are Fiona Apple, The Strokes, Nicolas Jaar, Tame Impala, Rory Ferreira, Archy Marshall, Run The Jewels, Perfume Genius, Grimes and Yves Tumor.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 1,000 100%
Country Albums %


United States 442 44%
United Kingdom 146 15%
Canada 57 6%
Mixed Nationality 44 4%
Germany 36 4%
Australia 36 4%
France 30 3%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 987 99%
Yes 13 1%
Recognised  Year Charts (2019)
1. 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Rolling Stone (2019)
2. Best albums of 2019 by Fopp (2019)
3. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Billboard (2019)
4. Top 10 Albums of the Year 2019 by Bleep (2019)
5. Top 99 Music Albums of 2019 by The Quietus (2019)
6. The 50 best albums of 2019 by Independent (2019)
7. Top 50 Albums of 2019 by Vive Le Rock! (2019)
8. Kerrang!'s Albums Of 2019 by Kerrang! (2019)
9. Top 100 Albums of 2019 by Piccadilly Records (2019)
10. Top 50 Albums of 2019 by The Needle Drop (2019)
11. The Best Albums of 2019 by Thrillist (2019)
12. The Loud And Quiet best 40 albums of 2019 by Loud And Quiet (2019)
13. Best Albums of 2019 by Northern Transmissions (2019)
14. The Best Albums of 2019 by The Ringer (2019)
15. Top 20 Albums of 2019 by Spectrum Culture (2019)
16. Albums Of The Year 2019 by Rough Trade (2019)
17. The 50 Best Albums of 2019 by Dummy (2019)
18. Les Inrocks Albums of the Year 2019 by Les Inrocks (2019)
19. NME Albums Of The Year 2019 by New Music Express (2019)
20. Our 50 favourite albums of 2019 by The Vinyl Factory (2019)
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