Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 45,000 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.
20205,58764,508
20213,18018,967
Total8,76783,475

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Run The Jewels, Fleet Foxes, The Weeknd, Jessie Ware, Rory Ferreira and Phil Elverum.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 702 70%
2021 298 30%
Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Ever Albums
1. OK Computer by Radiohead
2. The Dark Side Of The Moon by Pink Floyd
3. Abbey Road by The Beatles
4. Revolver by The Beatles
5. Kid A by Radiohead
6. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
7. In Rainbows by Radiohead
8. Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
9. The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
10. The Velvet Underground & Nico by The Velvet Underground & Nico
11. Untitled (Led Zeppelin IV) by Led Zeppelin
12. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
13. Funeral by Arcade Fire
14. The Beatles (The White Album) by The Beatles
15. Nevermind by Nirvana
16. In The Aeroplane Over The Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
17. Doolittle by Pixies
18. London Calling by The Clash
19. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
20. The Bends by Radiohead
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