Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 48,000 greatest album charts.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
20206,13592,002
20215,49179,259
20224,68259,097
2023201292
Total16,509230,649

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridgers, The Weeknd, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi and Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 22 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 385 39%
2021 341 34%
2022 274 27%
2023 0 0%
Country Albums %


United States 491 49%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
France 17 2%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2022)
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20. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Pitchfork (2022)
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