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.

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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.
20207,254105,552
20216,71897,494
20226,49892,767
20235,08461,910
20241,94910,659
Total27,503368,382

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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2022
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352
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2020
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2021
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343
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2021
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2023
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 264 26%
2021 277 28%
2022 251 25%
2023 182 18%
2024 49 5%
Country Albums %


United States 512 50%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 56 5%
Australia 38 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 15 1%
France 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 1,016 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 1,006 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 1,019 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of the 1970s
1. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
2. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
3. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
4. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
5. London Calling by The Clash
6. Rumours by Fleetwood Mac
7. The Wall by Pink Floyd
8. Animals by Pink Floyd
9. Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division
10. Who's Next by The Who
11. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
12. Exile On Main St. by The Rolling Stones
13. Marquee Moon by Television
14. Hunky Dory by David Bowie
15. Pink Moon by Nick Drake
16. What's Going On by Marvin Gaye
17. Paranoid by Black Sabbath
18. Low by David Bowie
19. Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones
20. Blue by Joni Mitchell
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