Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 47,000 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.
20205,95279,976
20215,14561,872
20223,01518,382
Total14,112160,231

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Black Country, New Road, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, The Weeknd, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Fleet Foxes and Black Midi.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 17 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 480 48%
2021 377 38%
2022 143 14%
Country Albums %


United States 496 50%
United Kingdom 206 21%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Sweden 16 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 975 98%
Yes 25 3%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Albums of 1975
1. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
2. Blood On The Tracks by Bob Dylan
3. Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen
4. A Night At The Opera by Queen
5. Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin
6. Another Green World by Brian Eno
7. Horses by Patti Smith
8. Tonight's The Night by Neil Young
9. Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac
10. Toys In The Attic by Aerosmith
11. Mothership Connection by Parliament
12. The Hissing Of Summer Lawns by Joni Mitchell
13. The Köln Concert by Keith Jarrett
14. Zuma by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
15. Young Americans by David Bowie
16. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy by Elton John
17. Sabotage by Black Sabbath
18. The Basement Tapes by Bob Dylan & The Band
19. Expensive Shit by Fela Kuti & Africa 70
20. Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield
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