Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20205,51260,210
20212,3919,305
Total7,90369,515

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, Jessie Ware, The Weeknd, Perfume Genius and Rory Ferreira.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 810 81%
2021 190 19%
Country Albums %


United States 483 48%
United Kingdom 189 19%
Canada 60 6%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
Australia 37 4%
France 27 3%
Norway 16 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 990 99%
Yes 10 1%
Live? Albums %
No 982 98%
Yes 18 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 1956
1. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
2. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
3. Pithecanthropus Erectus by Charles Mingus
4. Ella & Louis by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
5. Lady Sings The Blues by Billie Holiday
6. Ellington At Newport by Duke Ellington And His Orchestra
7. Elvis by Elvis Presley
8. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Cole Porter Song Book by Ella Fitzgerald
9. The Goldberg Variations by Glenn Gould
10. The Wildest! by Louis Prima
11. Music Of India (Three Classical Ragas) by Ravi Shankar
12. This Is Fats Domino! by Fats Domino
13. Jazz At Massey Hall by The Quintet
14. Johnny Burnette And The Rock N' Roll Trio by Johnny Burnette & The Rock 'n Roll Trio
15. Bluejean Bop by Gene Vincent
16. Calypso by Harry Belafonte
17. Rock And Rollin' With Fats Domino by Fats Domino
18. Moondog by Moondog
19. Tragic Songs Of Life by The Louvin Brothers
20. Bound For Glory by Woody Guthrie
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