Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 46,000 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.
20205,84775,404
20214,97055,725
20221,7516,313
Total12,568137,442

The best artists of the 2020s are The Strokes, Fiona Apple, Black Country, New Road, Phoebe Bridgers, Taylor Swift, Little Simz, The Weeknd, Fleet Foxes, Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra and Run The Jewels.
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1,183
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 527 53%
2021 412 41%
2022 61 6%
Country Albums %


United States 499 50%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 56 6%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 38 4%
France 15 2%
Norway 15 2%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 989 99%
Yes 11 1%
Live? Albums %
No 979 98%
Yes 21 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 996 100%
Yes 4 0%
Best Albums of the 1950s
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. Blue Train by John Coltrane
5. Elvis Presley by Elvis Presley
6. In The Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra
7. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
8. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
11. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
12. Brilliant Corners by Thelonious Monk
13. Songs For Swingin' Lovers! by Frank Sinatra
14. Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins
15. Somethin' Else by Cannonball Adderley
16. The "Chirping" Crickets by The Crickets
17. Birth Of The Cool by Miles Davis
18. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
19. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
20. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
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