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.

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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.
20206,15992,983
20215,50879,943
20224,70861,234
2023275450
Total16,650234,610

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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2020
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174
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Total albums: 1,000. Page 23 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 384 38%
2021 334 33%
2022 280 28%
2023 2 0%
Artist Albums %


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 8 1%
Taylor Swift 5 1%
Nas 4 0%
Arca 4 0%
Drake 3 0%
Westside Gunn 3 0%
Brockhampton 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 488 49%
United Kingdom 217 22%
Canada 55 6%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 19 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 Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Love
16. Van Morrison
17. Charles Mingus
18. Neil Young
19. The Zombies
20. Miles Davis
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