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.
20205,58764,508
20213,18018,967
Total8,76783,475

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

Year Albums %


2020 702 70%
2021 298 30%
Country Albums %


United States 501 50%
United Kingdom 198 20%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 41 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 22 2%
Germany 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 993 99%
Yes 7 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of 2004
1. Funeral by Arcade Fire
2. Madvillainy by Madvillain
3. American Idiot by Green Day
4. The College Dropout by Kanye West
5. Hot Fuss by The Killers (US)
6. Good News For People Who Love Bad News by Modest Mouse
7. Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
8. Antics by Interpol
9. Mm.. Food by MF DOOM
10. Hopes And Fears by Keane
11. The Milk-Eyed Mender by Joanna Newsom
12. Seven Swans by Sufjan Stevens
13. A Ghost Is Born by Wilco
14. Brian Wilson Presents Smile by Brian Wilson
15. Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
16. Abattoir Blues/The Lyre Of Orpheus by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
17. Our Endless Numbered Days by Iron & Wine
18. The Libertines by The Libertines
19. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge by My Chemical Romance
20. Leviathan by Mastodon
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