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.
20205,84975,550
20214,97856,216
20221,7646,415
Total12,591138,181

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

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 525 53%
2021 413 41%
2022 62 6%
Artist Albums %


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Arca 6 1%
Taylor Swift 4 0%
Sewerslvt 3 0%
Sault 3 0%
Pinegrove 3 0%
Neil Young 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 214 21%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Norway 15 2%
France 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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1. Black Sabbath
2. Neil Young
3. Simon & Garfunkel
4. George Harrison
5. John Lennon
6. Miles Davis
7. Van Morrison
8. Led Zeppelin
9. Creedence Clearwater Revival
10. The Stooges
11. The Beatles
12. Grateful Dead
13. The Velvet Underground
14. Derek & The Dominos
15. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
16. Crosby, Stills & Nash
17. Cat Stevens
18. Yusuf Islam
19. Deep Purple
20. Santana
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