Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20206,16093,006
20215,51380,420
20224,72662,248
2023300478
Total16,699236,152

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridgers, The Weeknd, Black Midi, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard and Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra.
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 23 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 381 38%
2021 336 34%
2022 281 28%
2023 2 0%
Country Albums %


United States 491 49%
United Kingdom 216 22%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 18 2%
Japan 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Ever Artists
1. The Beatles
2. Radiohead
3. Pink Floyd
4. David Bowie
5. Bob Dylan
6. Led Zeppelin
7. The Rolling Stones
8. Arcade Fire
9. The Velvet Underground
10. Nirvana (US)
11. Kendrick Lamar
12. The Smiths
13. Neil Young
14. Miles Davis
15. The Beach Boys
16. Kanye West
17. Pixies
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. Bruce Springsteen
20. R.E.M.
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