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.
20206,03383,950
20215,31970,026
20223,55827,117
Total14,910181,093

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Black Country, New Road, Fiona Apple, Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers, Little Simz, The Weeknd, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Black Midi.
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893
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886
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 445 45%
2021 375 38%
2022 180 18%
Country Albums %


United States 498 50%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 42 4%
Mixed Nationality 36 4%
Japan 14 1%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 976 98%
Yes 24 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
15. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
20. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
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