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.

Best albums by year or decade
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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.
20207,135103,990
20216,58895,656
20226,34189,297
20234,83255,099
20241,0003,664
Total25,896347,706

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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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 278 28%
2021 285 29%
2022 255 26%
2023 173 17%
2024 9 1%
Artist Albums %


King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 10 1%
Taylor Swift 7 1%
Nas 6 1%
Arca 3 0%
Bad Bunny 3 0%
Zach Bryan 3 0%
Sault 3 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 507 51%
United Kingdom 212 21%
Canada 50 5%
Australia 37 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
Sweden 14 1%
France 13 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 984 98%
Yes 16 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Artists of the 1980s
1. The Smiths
2. Prince
3. Pixies
4. The Cure
5. Talking Heads
6. U2
7. Metallica
8. Kate Bush
9. R.E.M.
10. The Stone Roses
11. Sonic Youth
12. Michael Jackson
13. Bruce Springsteen
14. Tom Waits
15. Iron Maiden
16. Prince And The Revolution
17. Joy Division
18. New Order
19. Talk Talk
20. Rush
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