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.

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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.
20205,88576,549
20215,02257,760
20222,0719,431
Total12,978143,739

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 17 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 513 51%
2021 406 41%
2022 81 8%
Country Albums %


United States 504 50%
United Kingdom 211 21%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 41 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 Albums of 1964
1. A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles
2. Getz/Gilberto by Stan Getz & João Gilberto
3. The Times They Are A-Changin' by Bob Dylan
4. Beatles For Sale by The Beatles
5. Out To Lunch! by Eric Dolphy
6. Another Side Of Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
7. Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica by The Ronettes
8. Ain't That Good News by Sam Cooke
9. Kinks by The Kinks
10. Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
11. The Sidewinder by Lee Morgan
12. Folk Singer by Muddy Waters
13. Meet The Beatles! by The Beatles
14. Dust Bowl Ballads by Woody Guthrie
15. The Animals by The Animals
16. "Live" At The Star-Club, Hamburg by Jerry Lee Lewis
17. Empyrean Isles by Herbie Hancock
18. The Rolling Stones by The Rolling Stones
19. Song For My Father by Horace Silver Quintet
20. All Summer Long by The Beach Boys
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