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.
20207,208105,078
20216,67697,025
20226,46991,869
20234,99558,937
20241,5928,097
Total26,940361,005

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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2022
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5,597
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2020
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4,013
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2020
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3,063
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2020
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3,036
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2021
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2,898
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2021
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2,741
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2022
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2,360
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2022
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2,133
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2021
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2,006
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 269 27%
2021 281 28%
2022 250 25%
2023 178 18%
2024 24 2%
Country Albums %


United States 504 50%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 54 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 34 3%
Sweden 15 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 995 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 985 98%
Yes 17 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 998 100%
Yes 4 0%
Popular  Charts
1. 100 Best Albums - 2024 Edition by Apple Music (2024)
2. The Top 100 Albums by VH1 (2001)
3. The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time by Rolling Stone (2020)
4. 200 Greatest Albums of All Time by Uncut (2016)
5. The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time by New Music Express (2013)
6. The Definitive 200 by National Association of Recording Merchandisers (2007)
7. Virgin All-Time Top 1000 Albums by Virgin (2000)
8. Top 100 Albums by ABC (2006)
9. Greatest 100 Albums of All Time by The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums with NME (2006)
10. The Greatest Rock Albums by uDiscoverMusic (2015)
11. Die 100 Alben des Jahrhunderts by Spex (2000)
12. The 300 Greatest Albums of All Time (1-100) by Paste (2024)
13. Die 100 besten Alben der Musikgeschichte by radioeins (2019)
14. Die 20 besten Alben der Geschichte by Musikexpress.de (2011)
15. Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Melody Maker (2000)
16. The 100 Greatest Albums Of All Time by Absolute Radio (2012)
17. 100 Greatest Albums Ever by Q (2006)
18. Mojo Readers: The 100 Greatest Albums Ever Made by Mojo (1996)
19. The 100 Greatest Albums of All Time by Consequence of Sound (2022)
20. Die 100 besten Platten des Jahrhunderts by Wiener (1999)
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