Best Albums of the 2020s

Listed below are the best albums of the 2020s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 49,000 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.
20206,13592,062
20215,49379,246
20224,68659,276
2023203301
Total16,517230,885

The best artists of the 2020s are Black Country, New Road, The Strokes, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple, Little Simz, Phoebe Bridgers, The Weeknd, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Black Midi and Floating Points, Pharoah Sanders & The London Symphony Orchestra.
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Best Albums of the 2020s composition

Year Albums %


2020 386 39%
2021 339 34%
2022 275 28%
2023 0 0%
Country Albums %


United States 490 49%
United Kingdom 220 22%
Canada 58 6%
Australia 40 4%
Mixed Nationality 33 3%
France 17 2%
Sweden 14 1%
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Compilation? Albums %
No 992 99%
Yes 8 1%
Live? Albums %
No 977 98%
Yes 23 2%
Soundtrack? Albums %
No 997 100%
Yes 3 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. Here's Little Richard by Little Richard
8. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
9. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
10. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
11. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday
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. Buddy Holly by Buddy Holly
19. Chet Baker Sings by Chet Baker
20. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
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