Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 53,000 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.
20207,248105,307
20216,69697,438
20226,48392,550
20235,05361,525
20241,7949,753
Total27,274366,573

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, Fiona Apple, Phoebe Bridgers, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi, The Weeknd and Sufjan Stevens.
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2021
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1,381
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2023
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1,370
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,337
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2022
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1,270
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2020
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1,255
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Buy album United States
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2021
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1,219
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2022
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1,215
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Buy album United States
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2023
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1,195
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2020
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1,123
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 263 26%
2021 277 28%
2022 250 25%
2023 184 18%
2024 26 3%
Country Albums %


United States 505 51%
United Kingdom 213 21%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 32 3%
Sweden 15 2%
France 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 983 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
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8. OutKast
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10. Aphex Twin
11. Richard David James
12. 2Pac
13. Jay-Z
14. Fugees
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18. Eels
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20. Neutral Milk Hotel
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