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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314
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289
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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 Artists of the 1960s
1. The Beatles
2. The Velvet Underground
3. Jimi Hendrix
4. Bob Dylan
5. The Beach Boys
6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience
7. The Velvet Underground & Nico
8. Led Zeppelin
9. The Doors
10. The Rolling Stones
11. King Crimson
12. John Coltrane
13. Frank Zappa
14. The Kinks
15. Van Morrison
16. Love
17. Neil Young
18. Charles Mingus
19. The Zombies
20. The Who
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