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.
20206,04784,325
20215,33370,429
20223,75229,006
Total15,132183,760

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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721
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 3 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 440 44%
2021 373 37%
2022 187 19%
Country Albums %


United States 497 50%
United Kingdom 209 21%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 37 4%
Japan 15 2%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Recognised  Year Charts (2022)
1. The 100 Best Albums of 2022 by Rolling Stone (2022)
2. Top 40 Albums of 2022 by Decibel (2022)
3. Quietus Albums Of The Year 2022 by The Quietus (2022)
4. The Top 50 Albums of 2022 by Crack Magazine (2022)
5. Uncut's Top 75 albums of 2022 by Uncut (2022)
6. 25 Best Albums of 2022 by Revolver (2022)
7. Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Exclaim! (2022)
8. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Rough Trade (2022)
9. The Loud And Quiet best albums of 2022 by Loud And Quiet (2022)
10. Gorilla vs. Bear's Albums of 2022 by Gorilla vs. Bear (2022)
11. The Best Albums of 2022 by Complex (2022)
12. Albums Of The Year 2022 by Louder Than War (2022)
13. The 10 Best Albums of 2022 by TIME (2022)
14. 6 Music Recommends Albums Of The Year 2022 by BBC Radio 6 (2022)
15. Best Albums of 2022 by The New York Times (2022)
16. Mojo Albums of the Year 2022 by Mojo (2022)
17. The 50 Best Albums of 2022 by Paste (2022)
18. Top 25 Albums Of The Year by Punktastic (2022)
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