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.
20205,63966,067
20213,88926,744
Total9,52892,811

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

Year Albums %


2020 641 64%
2021 359 36%
Artist Albums %


Arca 5 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 5 1%
Taylor Swift 4 0%
Lana Del Rey 3 0%
Neil Young 3 0%
Sault 3 0%
Halsey 2 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 499 50%
United Kingdom 203 20%
Canada 59 6%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 40 4%
France 19 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 999 100%
Yes 1 0%
Best Albums of 1989
1. Doolittle by Pixies
2. The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses
3. Disintegration by The Cure
4. Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
5. On Fire by Galaxie 500
6. Bleach by Nirvana
7. Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails
8. 3 Feet High And Rising by De La Soul
9. Full Moon Fever by Tom Petty
10. New York by Lou Reed
11. Technique by New Order
12. Like A Prayer by Madonna
13. The Real Thing by Faith No More
14. 13 Songs by Fugazi
15. The Sensual World by Kate Bush
16. Hats by The Blue Nile
17. Floating Into The Night by Julee Cruise
18. Pump by Aerosmith
19. Rhythm Nation 1814 by Janet Jackson
20. Freedom by Neil Young
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