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.

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.
20207,180104,904
20216,65396,815
20226,37990,994
20234,91856,863
20241,2495,635
Total26,379355,211

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Black Midi, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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2020
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1,576
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2020
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1,545
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2022
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1,486
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2020
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1,474
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2020
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1,467
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2022
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1,430
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2021
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1,417
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 275 28%
2021 282 28%
2022 255 26%
2023 175 18%
2024 13 1%
Country Albums %


United States 509 51%
United Kingdom 208 21%
Canada 51 5%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Sweden 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 994 99%
Yes 6 1%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Artists of 1975
1. Pink Floyd
2. Bob Dylan
3. Bruce Springsteen
4. Led Zeppelin
5. Queen
6. Brian Eno
7. Patti Smith
8. Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac
10. Parliament
11. Joni Mitchell
12. Aerosmith
13. Keith Jarrett
14. Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. David Bowie
16. Elton John
17. Black Sabbath
18. Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Fela Kuti
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