Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 44,000 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.
20205,55662,800
20212,81614,873
Total8,37277,672

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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Total albums: 1,000. Page 100 of 100

Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 751 75%
2021 249 25%
Country Albums %


United States 498 50%
United Kingdom 196 20%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 39 4%
Mixed Nationality 35 4%
France 23 2%
Japan 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 991 99%
Yes 9 1%
Live? Albums %
No 981 98%
Yes 19 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 0%
Best Albums of 1961
1. My Favorite Things by John Coltrane
2. King Of The Delta Blues Singers by Robert Johnson
3. Free Jazz by Ornette Coleman Double Quartet
4. Sunday At The Village Vanguard by Bill Evans Trio
5. The Blues And The Abstract Truth by Oliver Nelson
6. Olé Coltrane by John Coltrane
7. Showcase by Patsy Cline
8. Africa/Brass by John Coltrane Quartet
9. Eastern Sounds by Yusef Lateef
10. Someday My Prince Will Come by The Miles Davis Sextet
11. The Genius Sings The Blues by Ray Charles
12. Roy Orbison Sings Lonely And Blue by Roy Orbison
13. Djangology by Django Reinhardt
14. This Is Our Music by Ornette Coleman
15. Two Steps From The Blues by Bobby Bland
16. West Side Story (The Original Sound Track Recording) by Various Artists
17. Out Of The Cool by Gil Evans Orchestra
18. Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane by Thelonious Monk With John Coltrane
19. At The Five Spot, Vol. 1 by Eric Dolphy
20. Stravinsky Conducts Le Sacre Du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky / Columbia Symphony Orchestra
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