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.
20206,04984,333
20215,33770,478
20223,77229,422
Total15,158184,233

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 29 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 438 44%
2021 372 37%
2022 190 19%
Country Albums %


United States 497 50%
United Kingdom 210 21%
Canada 62 6%
Australia 40 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%
Popular  Charts
1. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
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4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
6. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
7. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
8. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
9. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
10. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
11. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
12. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
13. Top 90.3 Listener Voted Albums by KEXP (2008)
14. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
15. Os 100 Melhores Discos de Todos Os Tempos by Sinewave (2012)
16. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Channel 4 (2005)
17. The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever by The Guardian (1997)
18. 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time by Classic Rock (2001)
19. The 100 All-Time Greatest Albums by Entertainment Weekly (2013)
20. All Time Top 100 Albums by Sounds (1985)
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